Surrealist Paintings from Bali and Java(25 items)
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Popular Surrealist Paintings from Bali and Java
Cultural Surrealist Landscape Painting in Red from Java, "King Without Crown"$667.99
Depicted as a traditional Indonesian shadow puppet, a king without a crown is depicted alongside a regal chair against a background of stylized trees and clouds in hues of red and orange. Javanese artist Harman paints this surrealist composition that draws influence from Indonesian folk art. Says the artist, "A king without a crown is a picture of a great leader with a heart to serve his people. A king who lives like ordinary people as if he is not the king and puts aside all glamorous things."
Portrait of a Woman with a Guitar Painting from Java, "Song of My Guitar"$619.99
With eyes closed, a woman smiles slightly as she plays a melody on her red guitar. Lotus blossoms drift in the air and amaryllis flowers release their sweet perfume. By Ida Ratna Ningrum, this elegant painting exalts both nature and music in her newest art collection.
Signed Original Javanese Painting of a Woman and Her Guitar, "Niluh's Guitar"$469.99
Seated by a window, a beautiful woman dreamily plays the guitar, her thoughts caught up in the melody. Fresh flowers and foliage echo the motifs in the wallpaper and the blossoming bushes just outside. Working in acrylics, Ida Ratna Ningrum paints an evocative portrait of her friend, Niluh.
Original Oil on Canvas Painting of a Javanese Mask Dancer, "Doyok Dance"$319.99
Wearing a or "mask," a man engages with another mask as he performs the a traditional Javanese mask dance with a comical theme. In this freestyle oil on canvas painting from Tales Suparman, the Indonesian artist employs rich tones of brown, yellow, red, green, and blue to portray the masked dancer against a black background; the performer wears decorated batik cloth and a traditional headdress called a The work suggests a surrealist influence, as the dancer appears with two elbows on his left arm, and depicts the duality of the characters of Bancak and Doyok, who usually appear in Indonesian theatrical performances as buffoons who are brothers.