16 September 2011

Bali Painting, The art of Bali

Besides the natural beauty and rich in tradition, Bali Island is the birthplace of painter. Painting in Bali in generally describing the nature and object Bali tradition that is influenced by Hindu culture. Mostly paintings depict the lifestyle of Balinese people, Bali's dance ,traditions and the scenery itself.


If you see a traditional Balinese painting, then there are several characteristics that stand out. For instance the following examples.

First, many featuring detailed paintings with a contour (outline) illustrative firm.

Second, the perspective of his paintings barely knew. For example according to the theory, the object being painted should be getting much smaller. But in traditional Balinese paintings, the objects in the foreground and in the distance, remains the same magnitude. For example again, the painting should be more distant objects increasingly blurred color. But in traditional Balinese painting, the background fields which appear far behind a farmer, still painted with bright colors on.

In addition to the above, there are also other characteristics beyond the technical painting itself. That is the ancient Balinese painters generally thought to paint, sculpt, carve, make a sculpture as part of the religion. As a form of worship of the gods. Or as a form of devotion to the nobility. Therefore Balinese paintings in the past generally range from about ceremonies, rituals and events from the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.

At first the traditional artists were making paintings, sculptures, carvings and engravings not intended to be sold or used commercially. Worse yet, if there are tourists who came and asked for a work, local artists working order it without asking anything in return. In the past, the traditional painters are also not included a signature and date / year in their paintings. Especially given the title for a work, also not yet known.

The above situation began to change with the influx of European artists in Bali. Approximately in the 1920's, the charm of Balinese artists began to get to the ears of Europe. Furthermore, European artists began to arrive even later choose settled on the island. Call it a name. Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies, Arie Smit, Le Majeur, Antonio Blanco and a few other names.

Of all the names, Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies and Dutch painter, painters and German music experts, judged meritorious donate their science to the development of art in Bali.
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