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  Title : Dreaming Of His Village
  Artist : Arie Smit
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 65 x 50 cm
  Year : 1986
Description:
A Balinese youth sits with a dreamy expressions in his eyes. Images appear to float by in the background. Warm colors used in the boy and pura (temple) contrast with the cool background. Specks of blue in his hipcloth unify the composition. Streaks of color in his skin give hom forn and dimension as the dream world drifts by. The mood is of romantic suggestion but is not sentimental.

  Title : Full Moon Ceremony
  Artist : Arie Smit
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 70.5 x 95.5 cm
  Year : 1994
Description:
In the stillness of a tropical Balinese night, the bright full moon is a heavenly beacon of comfort and reassurance against the darkness. For the Balinese it is time of ritual activity as two women carrying banten (offerings) appear to be on the verge of leaving a pura (temple) after a ceremony. Some of their offerings lie on the ground in front of the temple's candi bentar (split gate). Standing nearby like a giant, silent guardian is a sacred banyan tree with its massive trunk wrapped in cloth. The mood is full of mystery and further emphasized by the dominance of blues.

  Title : Galungan Holiday
  Artist : Arie Smit
  Media : Acrylic on canvas
  Size : 92 x 95 cm
  Year : 1991
Description:
Every 210 days the Balinese celebrate the thanksgiving feast known as Galungan, when deified ancestors visit their descendants. Penjor (bamboo offering poles decorated with palm leaf ornaments) line the roadsides. People dress in their finest clothes to visit temples and the homes of friends and relatives. This experimental style uses larger but separated spots of color to show the lively, fistive mood of the holiday. Highlights of yellow act spotlights to focus attention on gates and people. The repeated motifs establish a visual rhythm throughout.

  Title : Low Tide
  Artist : Arie Smit
  Media : Acrylic on canvas
  Size : 115 x 138 cm
  Year : 1988
Description:
Dense broken color patches create shapes in this dramatic panorama of the north Bali coastline. The turbulent sky is reflected in the calm sea at low tide, causing the two realms tp merge in spite of their different moods. An unusual focal point is provided by the brilliantly colored orange sun. The beach, by contrast, is a warm arc of color that serves as a kind of visual resting place. Unity is achieved in the work by the balanced placement of colors and organic forms throughout.

  Title : Resting
  Artist : Arie Smit
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 80 x 80 cm
  Year : 1981
Description:
The relaxed sitting posture of this Balinese youth makes him look like a fine sculpture. His skin and muscles are like polished wood gleaming with highlights of white. The cloth draped around his lower body gives a strong, solid quality to his legs. The warm colors and flowing lines of the cloth and the youth;s arms and torso are unified. They contrast with the cooler background full of angular and abstracted forms.

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