The Journey

Angkor #79, Bayon, Cambodia

  • 67
  • Kenro Izu (born 1949, Japan)
  • 1994
  • Platinum/palladium print
  • H. 13 1/8 x W. 19 1/8 in. (33.3 x 48.6 cm)
  • Collection of the artist, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery

Kenro Izu took this shot of the eastern gate of the Bayon Temple complex at sunrise. The Bayon, the central temple complex of the city of Angkor Thom, was constructed at the end of the twelfth century during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. The architecture of the temple, conceived like other Cambodian Buddhist temple-mountain complexes, is informed by the cosmic structure of Mount Meru. The surrounding moat symbolizes the cosmic ocean.


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