People and Portraits Paintings from Bali and Java(146 items)
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Anton Papo Original paintings
"I found Bali to be culturally rich, full of beautiful scenery and art."
"My parents wanted me to study medicine to have a better future, but I was more interested in drawing and art. That's where my spirit is. However, my parents said an artist didn't have a clear future. I... read more
Popular People and Portraits Paintings from Bali and Java
Expressionist Painting of Maya Musicians in Bright Colors, "Melayu Music"$564.99
"Malayu music is a people's music in Malay countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia," Harman says. "Musical instruments like the kendang drum and flute are typical and the sound of that music can make people break into dance." The Javanese artist depicts a group of five young musicians with a drum, guitar, flute and tambourine who accompany a talented vocalist.
Signed Original Cubist Fine Art Painting from Java, "Intimacy"$564.99
Passionate color embraces a couple who sit close together. The man plays his guitar as both share a moment of quietude. By Harman, this radiant painting uses cubist style to confer a sensation of universality to the scene. "This is a couple of lovers who have a lifetime promise to be together. They want a peaceful and happy life together, just as a rhythm and melody of a guitar go hand in hand," the artist says.
Original Painting of a Balinese Women's Musical Group, "Harmony of a Concert"$674.99
With a diversity of instruments in an impromptu band, five women perform a concert in the blue Javanese night. Deep color creates the effect of a dream in this beautiful portrait. A guitar, violin and sultry sax keep to the beat of lively drums as a vocalist mesmerizes listeners. "Human life is like a rhythm," Harman says. "It needs harmony just like a music concert so that humans can have peace and a happy life."
Signed Original Painting of a Javanese Serimpi Dancer, "Serimpi Dance"$347.99
With graceful movements and gestures, a woman performs the Serimpi dance. The dance has its origins in the royal palace of Yogyakarta and has been performed since the 12th century. Harman depicts the lithe dancer in his unique style with glowing colors. "This dance is usually is shown for special guests as a way of saying welcome," the artist explains.