Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Limited Edition Book: Feasting the Female Form

With an artistic practice that spans more than fifty years, eighty year old U Lun Gywe is regarded as Burma's most prominent master painters and one of Southeast Asia's most important senior artists. U Lun Gywe's figurative works of Burmese women are a celebration of their inherent beauty and grace, which he renders through his unique Impressionist style of painting that is a combination of orientalist discipline and western artistic practices. His paintings of dancers and village women, rendered with a vibrant palette and sweeping brushstrokes, are filled with movement - a contrast to his quiet sketches of nudes that aptly reflect his western art training.


For a preview of the first 25 pages of the book, kindly view the pdf version by clicking on the image above to the left.


This is a very high quality limited edition book, printed in 500 numbered copies. It comes in a boxed edition and each book contains the Giclée art print Nude with Apple - printed on archival paper, signed by the artist U Lun Gywe, and numbered in the same edition as the book.


The book was written and produced in Malaysia and Thailand, and printed by a Singapore company on imported archival paper from Japan. English text, hard cover, 35.5 x 35.5 cm, 120 pages, 56 full page colour plates, published by Thavibu Gallery, 2011, ISBN 9786169072904


This book can be ordered from Thavibu Gallery. The price is US$ 280 for the book, and postal rates are set by the Thai government.


To order, please contact us by email






An Artist's Life: The Artistic Realm of U Lun Gywe

Feasting the Female Form


List of Works


Shireen Naziree is an art historian and independent curator
based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jørn Middelborg is the founder and Managing Director of
Thavibu Gallery and Thavibu Art Advisory