Myanmar arts and crafts are pure Myanmar, provided that you feel and read in a different knowledge and sense. Bagyi Aung Soe and Kin Maung (Bank) could be considered the "Sources of Inspiration" because artists that came after them were very much inspired and influenced by these two artists. Ba Nyan and two other painters, U Ngwe Gaing and San Win, formed the heart of what might be called the Yangon School - a term which includes many painters in Yangon who did not necessarily study under Ba Nyan, U Ngwe Gaing or San Win but who painted in a realist or impressionist style, sometimes mixing in traditional effects. When Ba Nyan died at the age of 48, U Ngwe Gaing became known as the foremost painter in Myanmar. The "Modernist Movement" did arrive in Myanmar in 1963, as a result of an exhibition in Yangon by the Mandalay painter Paw Oo Thet, sponsored by the American Embassy. One of the hallmarks of this movement, in addition to elements of geometric, compositional, or proportional abstraction, was a bold move into color abstraction. The movement had several dozen members, but the leading lights were Paw Oo Thet, Win Pe, Khin Maung Yin, who was influenced by Van Gogh, Picasso and Peteson, as well as Kin Maung (Bank). U Lun Gywe and Min Wae AungĀ“s influences are from the Yangon School. U Lun Gywe is considered the living master of Myanmar painting. He is over 90 years old and has been the mentor of generations of younger artists. His style of Burmese Impressionism features a masterly blending of colours and a high degree of dynamism. Min Wae Aung is worldwide known for his "Towards Monastery" series. The works of Tin Maung Oo and Nyein Chan Su, who together with Ba Khine, Min Zaw and Hein Thit established the Studio Square gallery in Yangon, derive from the rupture into Modernism which began in the 1960s and gained forceful momentum in the late 1990s. Together with Aung Myint, San Minn they were the leading artists of a new modern Myanmar art movement. One painter of this second generation of modernists deserves special mention - Lu Min, who is famous for his dark colored Dancers series. Aung Myint, whose "Mother and Child" series hangs in the Guggenheim Museum, together with Pe Nyunt Way established the Lokanat Gallery. Ko Ko Gyi is a retired professor from the psychology department of Mandalay University and famous for his Abstract Expressionist. Kyee Myint Saw became the "Bazaar Specialist". His yellow, brown and strong dark coloured street scenes are very eye-catching, enticing and are a mixture of Realism, Impressionism and modern drives. Soe Naing, Rahula and Moat Thone could be considered the "Outsider Artists" since they established their own quintessential style by combining consciously chosen subject matter with impulsive brushwork. Especially Moat Thone was very successful with his works in paving way to a new trend of Myanmar art. Win Pe Myint set foot in the Myanmar art scene in the 1970s when the Modernist art movement was taking off. Realism and discovering colors were his main topics. Htein Lin has quite a special context in the Myanmar art scene since he has recorded his six-and-a-half years experience as a political prisoner. His paintings are abstract expressionistic and often celebratory or humorous. In Maung Aw paintings the role of objects are decreased to the minimum, and their role is to foreground the colors. He is most famous for his "Woman Dressing" series. Another famous woman series is from the artist Sandar Khine with her "A Naked Truth" paintings. Ei Kaza Cho and Ba Htoy Kyi are two famous cartoon painters. Two photorealistic artists in Myanmar are Aung Kyaw Htet and Saw Lin Aung with their "Monks" and "Water Reflections" series. The newest wave of the Myanmar art scene would be Khin Zaw Latt, who became famous with his painting of Aung San Suu Kyi which was named "Just a Picture". His KZL art gallery also represents the works of artist Pann Kyi. The youngest artist of this collection Pyae Phayo Thu (aged 15), had his first solo exhibition at New Zero Art Space, founded by Aye Ko. As the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it goes without saying that taste differs.