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An Affection of a Father: The Way of Hendra Gunawan To Express the Role of a Father's Affection in Familial Survival

An Affection of a Father: The Way of Hendra Gunawan To Express the Role of a Father’s Affection in Familial Survival

Research & Essay As a celebrated Indonesian painter, Hendra Gunawan (1918 – 1983 AD), uses different ways of outward expression to illustrate who he is in the society. He put himself into his work, even without command from others to do so. There are many reasons why Hendra takes to art and there are also many ways for him to become an artist. The painting art helped bring him closer and allows him to communicate without words, but instead with his works. Hendra produced painting arts throughout his career that has given us a large knowledge about the meaning of life. His works have impacted the way we live, the way we see things, and the artist has helped us to understand his art of expression about the meaning as a father in a familial survival. Born to Raden Prawiranegara and Raden Odah Tejaningsih on June 11th 1918 in Bandung – West Java, Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia), Hendra Gunawan (1918 – 1983 AD) was famously recognized for his colorful style of painting with caricaturistic subject that draws on an Expressionist background. In 1935, together with his close friends, Sudarso (1914 — 2006) and Barli Sasmitawinata (1921 — ), Hendra […]

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Abstract Expressionism Painting: Balinese Barong Dance by Affandi Koesoema

Abstract expressionism is referred to a term of a painting art genre that was applied to new forms of abstract art and developed by American painters in post-World War II art movement period in American painting. This genre began in the late 1940 and flourished in New York City after 1945s, and then became a dominant trend and influence on artists both in America and abroad throughout the 1950s. Abstract expressionism is considered as means to emphasize the artists in conveying emotions and attitudes liberally through non-traditional and non-representational means. Abstract expressionist painters usually executed the images on their works with mischievous, chaotic, highly eccentric, and nihilistic format and composition rather than the recognizable images that had emerged since the Renaissance period. The abstract expressionist artists usually use the techniques, such as dripping, smearing, slathering, and flinging the varieties of paint on to the canvas. The abstract expressionism genre penetrated the painters in Indonesia, and one of the best-known and greatest abstract expressionist painters from Indonesia is Affandi Koesoema (1907 – 1990). As a painter of Indonesia adhering to abstract expressionism genre, Affandi also developed a radical new technique that was never done by his contemporaneous artists. Born in 1907 […]

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Impressionistic Painting: Three graceful Balinese maidens Weaving in The Garden by Adrien- Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres.

Painting art is a medium that enables people to express their emotions, ideas, and aesthetic experience. Through painting art, people have been able to convey his messages and imaginations, tell their stories, and assimilate everything that is truly meaningful to them. Painting art is not separated with the artists who create this art and deliver its meaning. Painting art itself has been created by the artists since thousands of years ago. The painting art movement undergoes its development over time. Painting art movement in Indonesia comes through its development because of the development of social, politic and economic structures in the world, especially in the periods of colonial, World War I and II. Around the late 19th to early 20th century, for example, many artists of painting in Indonesia began stylizing their works relied on the art and culture of Europe countries, particularly Holland and modern Belgium. Through colonialism the Dutch introduced Western technique, patterns and colors composition of painting in Dutch East Indies country or Indonesia. The European artists living in Indonesia painted the themes exhibiting the appealing and calm mountainous landscapes, beautiful and romantic subjects, and peaceful atmospheres that were intended to attract foreigners and tourists. This era […]

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