Culture Realist Paintings(35 items)
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Popular Culture Realist Paintings
Signed Cultural Painting of an Indonesian Folk Tale (2019), "Jaka Tarub"$799.99
In the traditional Indonesian myth of "Jaka Tarub," a man, Jaka Tarub, happens upon a pond where a group of nymphs are bathing. He steals one of their clothes in a bid to become her husband. The nymph marries Jaka Tarub, but she discovers his deception years later, and flees back to her home with her clothes. Balinese artist Ida Ratna Ningrum paints this iconic scene in a realist style, depicting the group of beautiful nymphs bathing beneath a waterfall as Jaka Tarub steals their clothes in the distance.
Original Signed Acrylic Painting of Thai Garden, "Lanna Woman"$1,504.99
Inspired by the teachings of Buddha, Rawat Vongla in Thailand paints this magnificent original composition. He works in acrylic on canvas to depict the statue of a Lanna woman in a lotus-filled royal garden. Lanna, or Lan Na, was the name of a kingdom in northern Thailand from the 13th to the 18th centuries.
Signed Realist Painting of a Mother and Daughter from Bali, "Learning the Serimpi Dance"$469.99
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."
Classic Rajasthani Princess Signed Painting from India Art, "Princess of Rajasthan"$237.99
Proffering a trunk filled with jewelry, the assistant patiently awaits for the princess to select what she'll wear in this painting by Dinesh Kumawat. Painting with oils, the Indian artist captures a moment in the life of Rajasthani royalty with amazing and explicit detail.