Lot 24 | Auction XXII

LOT 24

B. German, 1888-1962

Balinese Beauty

Signed “J. Wentscher” on lower right

Oil on board

44 x 36 cm

Private Collection, Australia

RM 2,254.40

This enchanting piece of the life and tradition as well as the charm of Bali is a showcase of Hasim’s artistry. The scene is gloriously beautiful, as the viewer watches as a young lady gazine away, captured fluently by Julius’ artistic prowess.

Captured here is a gorgeous Balinese young girl. Her dark and thick hair, pulled up with an intricate yellow headpiece and traditionally pierced ears are a sight to behold, as it is a proof of a culture that is timeless and filled with mysticism. Due to the expert, smooth blending of the muted yet luminescent colours, there is most certainly a feeling of classic art, fantasy and mystery. This painting is rich and filled with depth and truly something superb to behold.