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  Title : Royal Cremation Ceremony
  Artist : Raden Roedyat Martadiradja
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 120 x 120 cm
  Year : 1979
Balinese cremation artifacts are made of wood, bamboo, cloth, and brightly colored paper so that they can be burned along with the body on its journey to the netherworld. During the royal palebon (cremation) of Ubud's prince Cokorde Gede Agung Sukawati (1910-1978) in 1979, his mortal remains were carried in a huge procession in a tall bade (tower) to the cemetery and then placed in a black bull patulangan (sarcophagus) where they were burned. A huge nagabanda (binding serpent) escorted his soul to the netherworld.

  Title : Deep Sea Fish Yearn For Light
  Artist : Frans Nadjira
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 56 x 65 cm
  Year : 1995
A monstrous fish, with a huge eye and bulging belly, swims deep in the sea. It looks up to a glimmer of light and seems to wish to be nearer the surface where it is warm. In spite of the cold underwater setting, bright warm colors flow throughout the work.

Gift of Arie Smit (Bali)

  Title : Hearth To Hearth
  Artist : Faizal
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 90 x 70 cm
  Year : 1994
In this delightful rendition of boy meets girl, bright colors and stylized figures show their true feelings for each other in their x-ray vision. Their hearts are exposed, and the birds on their heads reflect the fanciful flight of being in love. Surfaces are fragmented into different planes like sculptures and are covered with rich patterns.

  Title : Two Girls
  Artist : Kay It Tanaya
  Media : Acrylic on paper
  Size : 70 x 62 cm
  Year : 1976
The simple forms and strong lines of the stylized figures are reinforced by the limited colors in this graphic work. Their facial expressions are intense and each girl looks in a defferent direction with her large, dark eyes. the closeness of their bodies are a single form and unites them together, however.

  Title : Three Masked Dancers
  Artist : Anton Kustia Widjaja
  Media : Oil and gold leaf on canvas
  Size : 98 x 98 cm
  Year : 1981
Each tape (mask) in this imaginative work has a different expression. One is sweet and gentle, another brave and noble, while the third is emotional and demonic. They correspond to the three major types of characters in in Balinese topeng (masked dance) teathre. the gestures of the hands and arms nearly disappear amidst the swirls of colorful garments with rich designs. The rhythmic liveliness takes this painting beyond its purely decorative quality.

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