Realist Paintings from Bali and Java(38 items)
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Ida Ratna Ningrum Original paintings
"The themes of my paintings are everyday life as it happens around me."
Popular Realist Paintings from Bali and Java
Original Acrylic Painting of Costumed Dancer, "Waiting for a Turn to Dance"$849.99
This beautiful original painting is from Balinese artist Mohammad Arifin, who works in acrylics on canvas. The composition depicts a traditional Balinese dancer, costumed and waiting for her turn to perform. According to the artist, the dance style is the , a traditional dance popular in East Java.
Signed Realist Painting of a Mother and Daughter from Bali, "Learning the Serimpi Dance"$484.99
A mother teaches her daughter the ways of the traditional dance, making elegant gestures with a sash tied around her waist. Reflecting on Javanese cultural practices, Ida Ratna Ningrum paints the pair with realism. The Serimpi dance is a ritualized performance associated with the royal courts, emphasizing the elegance of refined movements. Says Ida, "There's so much benefit in dancing for everyone, as the movements are identical to exercise and aerobics, which keeps us healthy. Other than that, dancing represents our culture and tradition, which we need to conserve."
Signed Painting of Women in the River from Java, "River Bath"$489.99
Wading in a countryside river, three women enjoy an evening bath in this painting by Javanese artist Ida Ratna Ningrum. The three women are surrounded by trees, flowers, and all that nature has to offer. Ida paints in a realist style, capturing the scene with plenty of detail.
Signed Painting of a Boy Reading on a Buffalo from Java, "Learning in Nature"$489.99
Sitting atop his trusty buffalo, a young boy reads a book beneath a tree in the country. Javanese artist Ida Ratna Ningrum paints this calming and charming composition in a naif style, diligently capturing every detail of the grass and leaves, as well as the duo in the center.