B. Indonesia, 1921-1982
Signed “HASIM” on lower right
Oil on canvas
87 x 59 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,200 – RM 3,000
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. Her dark and long flowing hair, traditionally pierced ear is a sight to behold, as it is a proof of a culture that is slowly eroding and she is topless, with only a shawl thrown around her shoulders. 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.