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  Title : Waiting To Dance
  Artist : Abdul Aziz
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 65 x 50 cm
  Year : 1983
Description:
Three young girls are dressed for the legong, a Balinese court dance. The middle dancer is the condong (lady-in-waiting), who is flanked by the two main dancers who perform the most important roles in the dance story. They are regally dressed in gold-leafed cloth and gilded parchment leather crowns and bibs with jewels. Their fans appear to jut out the painting. Shadows are painted on the picture frame to give a three-dimensional effect. The dancers seem to be leaning out of window.

  Title : Mutual Attraction
  Artist : Abdul Aziz
  Media : Oil on canvas diptych
  Size : 122 x 45 each
  Year : 1974, 1975
Description:
Although painted as separate pieces during different years, these two works later were joined together into a single piece in 1980 by Suteja Neka, founder of the Neka Museum, afetr he noticed that the man appeared to be admiring the woman. The figures seem to be leaning in doorways; their shadows painted on the actual picture frames add a three-dimensional effect. Plain backgrounds focus attention on the figures and the mutual attraction between them. Warm earthy tones emphasize this.

  Title : Barong And Rangda Dance
  Artist : Affandi
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 100 x 185 cm
  Year : 1973
Description:
A sway-backed barong keket (protective lion-like creature) dominates the right two-thirds of this dynamic composition. The personification of evil, rangda (widow-witch), with long fangs and bulging eyes, is on the left. Together they symbolize the never ending battle between positive and negative forces of the cosmos. In ritual dance performances held in the outer courtyards of temples in Bali, they attack each other in rather violent confrontations, their long hair swirling about. A parasol is held above the barong as a sign of honor and respect. Rangda holds a white cloth her hand, a powerful weapon symbolic of her magical strength enemies to render them powerless.

  Title : Balinese Fishing Boats
  Artist : Affandi
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 103 x 129 cm
  Year : 1975
Description:
The Kusamba area of Klungkung in southeast Bali is a dry and desolate coast. The hot sun burns down mercilessly on the bleak beach pounded by rough waves. A sway-backed sow with her piglets wander about on the deserted black sands, probably in search of food. Balinese fishermen use traditional jukung (double outrigger canoes) with crocodile-like heads, for it is believed that they can locate fish and other creatures at sea. The frightening face also scares away harmful marine forces; its eyes guide the canoe at night or in bad weather and help to ovoid dangerous coral reefs.

  Title : Portrait Of Suteja Neka
  Artist : Srihadi Soedarsono
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 141 x 92 cm
  Year : 1975
Description:
Suteja Neka, founder and director of the Neka Art Museum in Ubud, is dressed in a traditional Balinese outfit. This is very formal wear ussualy reserved for ritual occasions. His saput (outer hip wrap) is worn at chest level, and the handle of his keris (dagger) protrudes above his right shoulder. This is not a realistic portrait, however, for the focus is on colors and textures. The canvas is divided horizontally into two complementary fields of color and present two contrasting moods, one cool and the other warm.

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