Churning of the Milk Ocean

Prateep Kochabua2010

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA BANGKOK)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA BANGKOK)
Bangkok, Thailand

This momentous work is based on the famous 49-meter bas-relief depicting the Churning of the Sea of Milk (ca. 1200 CE) carved into the southwest corner pavilion of Angkor Wat. The artisst reinterprets the Hindu cosmogenic scene, with the deva antigods presented in a rainbow of radiant colors and asura gods pictured as animal-headed composites - but both of which are all male - in a tug-of-war over Vasuki the multi-headed naga as though struggling over the roiling whirlpool of females churning above.

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  • Title: Churning of the Milk Ocean
  • Creator: Prateep Kochabua
  • Date Created: 2010
  • Physical Location: Thailand
  • Physical Dimensions: 200cm x 500cm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas