Lot 7 | Auction XVI


(B. Indonesia, 1921 – 1981)

Balinese Girl, Undated

Signed “HASIM” on lower right
Oil on canvas
87 x 59 cm

Private Collection, Canada

AVAILABLE – RM 3,000 – RM 7,000

This enchanting piece of an equally enchanting woman is a showcase of Hasim’s vision of how beautiful a woman at their most natural and primordial state is.

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.

She sits with eyes downcast as she seems to be lost in thought. Tender and still, the mood in this piece is quiet and solemn, as there is Romanticism (the artist’s feelings is his law) present to express the artist’s own feelings and mood. 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.