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  Title : Busting Village
  Artist : Ida Bagus Taman
  Media : Acrylic on canvas
  Size : 60 x 40 cm
  Year : 1979
A rather romanticized view of village life with Western style aesthetics shows some typical activities in Bali. Several menexercise their fighting cocks to keep them in shape. Behind them a woman carries a bundle of traditional Balinese rice on the stalks which others thresh and dehusk the grains by using long wooden pestles. A woman nearby delouses another's hair as youth charms her with his flute playing. In the background in front of a pura (temple) with its towering meru (pagoda), a group of young boys practice the rhythmic chants and movements of the kecak dance. Other children come running over to join the group.

  Title : Villagers
  Artist : I Nyoman Tulus
  Media : Acrylic on paper
  Size : 56 x 76 cm
  Year : 1994
Some Western aesthetic concepts of landscape painting as interpreted through Balinese eyes are evident in the use of perspective. In this lush and peaceful paradise, people live in harmony with nature and each other. Village walls and gateways recede into the distance, and a tower (center) with pair of kulkul. (signal logs) blends into the landscape. Some typical Balinese village activities shown include fetching water from a spring or river, drinking tuak (palm beer), and caring for a fighting cock. Beneath a holy tree (lower left) is a small shrine with offerings to its resident nature spirits.

  Title : Rich Woman, Poor Women, and The Deer
  Artist : I Nyoman Darsana
  Media : Acrylic on canvas
  Size : 100 x 60 cm
  Year : 1976
A Balinese folktale tells of a selfish rich woman who refuses to help her poor but goodhearted neighbor. One day while searching for food in the forest, the poor woman meets a deer who tells her to reach into its anus to find great wealth. She does so without hesitation and withdraws valuable treasures. The rich woman gets, jealous, searches for the deer, and follows the same directions. She only pulls out excrement instead and soon loses all her wealth. Her once poor neighbor helps the unfortunate woman, thus teaching her a valuable lesson in sharing.

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