Lot 73 | Auction XIV

LOT 73

(B. Indonesia, 1921-1982)

Entrance to the Temple, 1950s

Signed “HASIM” on lower right
Oil on canvas
86 x 56 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

AVAILABLE – RM 6,000 – RM 9,000

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 carries provisions atop her head. Statues bedeck the entrance and the intricacy of the architecture that is captured so eloquently adds to the charm of this piece. The skies, the trees and the various colours that they all take on are also captured fluently by Hasim, who employs Romanticism (the artist’s feelings is his law).

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.