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.