Lot 36 | Auction XIX

LOT 36

B. Indonesia, 1921-1982

Balinese Dancer, 1965

Signed and dated “Hasim,

19.7.65” on lower right

Oil on canvas

98 x 68 cm

Provenance Private Collection, America

RM 3,000 – RM 6,000

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 dance, captured fluently by Hasim, who employs Romanticism (the artist’s feelings is his law) in his pieces.

Captured here is a gorgeous Balinese young girl. She is bedecked in traditional Balinese costume, putting on a show for the viewers. 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.

The traditional life and culture of Bali has always been a mystery and muse for most artists, and this elegant piece is truly a sight to behold.