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  Title : Miss Cempaka Dancing
  Artist : Antonio Maria Blanco
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 86 x 60 cm
  Year : 1970
Description:
Ni Cempaka, named after the fragrant cempaka (champak) flower, is Blanco's daughterby his Balinese wife. The dynamic movements of Balinese dance are shown withquick, spontaneous brush strokes in the figure and background. The illusion of motion also is repeated as her hair flies through the air, the blurred hands, and the lower part of her body not visible.

  Title : Legend Of Ulul Bird
  Artist : Donald Friend
  Media : Ink, gouache, and gold leaf on paper
  Size : 48 x 62 cm
  Year : 1970s
Description:
A little known but rather amusing Balinese folktale, retold and illustrated here in the artist's unique style, tells the story of Dukuh Sangiandian, a spirittually powerful man who could not sexually please his many wives because his penis is too small. One day he meets the odd looking ulul bird and laughs at its appearance. The bird makes fun of the man's small penis, but proposes to increase its size. Dukuh Sangiandian happily agrees, but the bird makes it grow to an enormous, and absolutely useless lenght. Themoral of the story is that one should not make fun of athers without carefully looking at oneself first.

  Title : Batujimbar Village
  Artist : Donald Friend
  Media : Ink, gouache, and gold leaf on paper
  Size : 48 x 62 cm
  Year : 1976
Description:
Batujimbar is a coastal village in the Sanur area of south Bali where the artist lived and worked during his many years on the island. His studio home is shown in the background. Fanciful birds fly in a golden sky, while curious fish peer out from a sea of undulating waves. Two youths in the foreground appear more naturalistic, adding a touch of realism to this playful fantasy.

  Title : Rejang Dance
  Artist : Theo Meier
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 112 x 132 cm
  Year : 1972
Description:
The rejang is a ceremonial dance performed for the deities by ritually pure females, usually young pre-pubescent girls or older post-menstrual women. Movements tend to be rather slow and repetitive, with beauty coming from its simplicity. In many villages in the district of Karangasem in east Bali, dancers wear lovely crowns of leaves and flowers which resemble those used in parts of Polynesia. This points to a Pacific-Oceanic side of Bali that survives in spite of Indian influences. Colors are warm and evoke the tropics. A smoking incense brazier is held by a priest.

  Title : Girls Carrying Offerings
  Artist : Han Snel
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 70 x 50 cm
  Year : 1976
Description:
Elongated figures of Balinese women carry banten (offerings) on their heads. They extend the full length of the canvas and so seem larger than life. Focus is provided by contrasting colors placed to suggest a source of light. Slow and graceful motion is achieved through slender, vertical units along with strong geometric and organic shapes. Cool colors suggest a relaxed mood as a balance to the festive theme.

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