Tag: Beauty

Cambodian Goddesses by Steve Tierney

Painted sign in Cambodia showing a beautiful woman

Notions of beauty are discussed in one of chapters in the book, provoked by the many painted signs in Cambodia for hair and makeup shops. The depictions of women on these signs varies considerably, although they are often portrayed with

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The Phnom Penh Look at Java Arts

Close-up of women depicted on a hand-painted beauty sign in Cambodia.

Cambodian hand-painted signs are clearly in vogue. Today sees the opening of the first of two exhibitions centred on the topic in Phnom Penh, the second being my own which will open on 4th December. (There is also the Fowler

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Hand Painted Signs of Cambodia Flickr group

If you haven’t done so already then I’d highly recommend browsing the Flickr group, Hand Painted Signs of Cambodia. It is a real treasure trove of content, mixing the beautiful, bizarre and bemusing in one nifty package. A number of

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Is this my favourite hand-painted sign in Cambodia?

Colourful 1970s looking hand-painted sign in Kampong Cham, Cambodia, showing off some buffon women's hair styles

This amazing sign is from Kampong Cham, the province to the South of Kratie. It’s certainly in my top three of all time, what’s not to like? It’s remarkable that such a striking piece of Cambodian sign painting is almost

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