Lot 30 | 3 October 2021



LOT 30


B. Indonesia, 1934 – 2017

Temple Procession, 1996

Signed and dated on lower right

Oil on canvas

48.5 x 58.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – RM 12,000

Maria Tjui was one of Indonesia’s foremost female painters born in Pariaman, West Sumatra, May 14, 1934. Maria’s studied art at the age of 20, by joining the Seniman Indonesia Muda (SIM), Yogyakarta under the guidance of S. Sudjojono. Then, she pursued an education in painted sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Indonesia (ASRI), Yogyakarta (1961-1963). This artwork is a delightful one, portraying a procession to a temple, also known as Pura in Bali. Resembling a festival, devotees are dressed in traditional outfits, carrying offerings and are waiting to enter the temple.