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  Title : Jayaprana Meets Layonsari
  Artist : Ida Bagus Nyoman Rai
  Media : Acrylic On Canvas
  Size : 100 x 45 cm
  Year : 1985
Description:
The tragic Balinese romance of Jayaprana and layonsari involves jealous king who kills his loyal citizen Jayaprana in a mad desire to possess the youth's beautiful wife, Layonsari. Rather than submit to the king, however, she commits suicide and joins her husband in heaven. Here the handsome and finely dressed Jayaprana accidentally meets the lovely Layonsari meets the lovely Layonsari for the very first time while she sells fruit in the marketplace. It is love at first sight for the both of them. The figures are done in somewhat natural and Western influenced manner.

  Title : Ritual Flirtation Dance 1975
  Artist : Dewa Putu Bedil
  Media : Acrylic On Canvas
  Size : 135 x 85 cm
  Year : 1975
Description:
Unlike reguler Joged (flirtation dance) forms, in joged pingitan (ritual flirtation) a solo dancer dramatizes Balinese legends and stories in a semi-classical style but does not invite viewers to dance with her, Instead, men from the audience volunteer to dance with her in. Instead, men from the audience volunteer to dance with her in order to show off their own skills, but show off their own skills, but only during the non-dramatic sections of the performance. Lively music is played on special grantang (xylophone instruments with thick bamboo keys). The curved backs of the figures are typical features of many Balinese paintings which attempt some sort of Western anatomical representation.

  Title : Portrait Of A Balinese Dancer
  Artist : I Made Sukada
  Media : Acrylic On Canvas
  Size : 65 x 50 cm
  Year : 1976
Description:
The Western style approach to portraitureis evident in the depiction of individualized features of a Balinese dancer, caught in a wide-eyed moment typical of the dance. Light reflecting off the dancer's face gives it a somewhat sculptural and almost mask-like quality. Details of custuming, especially in the gelung (headdress) and badong (bib), and the flatness of the (bib), and the flatness of the torso show that some Balinese traditional aesthetic concepts still are being used.

  Title : Bumblebee Dance
  Artist : Anak Agung Gede Sobrat
  Media : Tempera And Ink On Canvas
  Size : 97 x 132 cm
  Year : 1970
Description:
The Oleg Tambulilingan (Bumblebee Dance) first was choreographed during the 1950s by the great dancer I Ketut Marya (Mario) from Tabanan for a touring group of Balinese musicians and dancers. The original kebyar (flashy) style dance only was performed by a female soloist, but a male part was added soon after to turn it into a flirtatious love duet. The use of flirtatious love duet. The use of lighting here and the rendering of the figures reflect Western aesthetic influences in a Balinese setting.

  Title : Cockfight
  Artist : Ida Bagus Made Poleng
  Media : Tempera And Ink On Canvas
  Size : 70 x 57 cm
  Year : 1971
Description:
In Balinese rituals, the spilling of blood during tajen (cockfights) is meant to appease the buta-kala (demonic forces) which otherwise would create disturbances and disrupt the ceremonie. Specially bred roosters are taken in cages to a clearing or arena. A referee and time-keeper control the activities. Gambling is very much a part of this male dominated pastime. male dominated pastime. Women, however, usually are nearby and sell food and drinks. A vendor here grates coconut for her sweets as a man passes by with his flock of ducks.

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