Exhibition Review

Religious Aesthetics in Mudji Sutrisno Sketches

January 21, 2014
Religious Aesthetics in Mudji Sutrisno Sketches

By Winarto   Aesthetics is often reduced only as arts. It is true that wider and more in depth than arts, aesthetics is men creative ability in their culture. This ability, then, creates language on the beauty. If the inspiration is from humanity it will be human aesthetics. If the inspiration is from the...

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Rereading Realism of Sudjojono

October 7, 2013
Rereading Realism of  Sudjojono

By Winarto   A modest man seems to enjoy his foods on a pincuk (a plate made from banana tree leaf). His mouth is full of foods while his eyes are closed expressing the delicacy tasted by his tongue. This image of modesty is very real presented by S Sudjojono on his painting with title...

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Ceramic Art Exhibition of Widayanto

August 30, 2013
Ceramic Art Exhibition of Widayanto

Exploration of Tragedy and Sensuality of  Princess Drupadi  By Winarto Drupadi, a very beautiful princess, a loyal wife, fell in tragedy because of her husband indecent act. The King of Amarta, Yudhistira, her husband,  dropped her to be a stake in a dice playing with his enemy, Korawa family, in the epoch of  Mahabharata....

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Art as Social Criticism

May 12, 2013
Art as Social Criticism

Visual Art Exhibition “Meta Amuk” By Winarto   A woman with Javanese traditional wear appears, emerges from the bottom of a swimming pool, lays on the surface, then upside-down in the water and disappears. But not for a long time,  again, she float to the surface and make same movements before diving into water....

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Dreamlike Surrealistic Painting of Morales

May 3, 2013
Dreamlike Surrealistic Painting of Morales

Visual Anthology of Mexico By Winarto Going into the exhibition room at Building A, National Gallery, Jakarta, our attention would be directed to a painting with nice bright colors and large enough size. The painting entitle “Beyond the Silence” (140 by 175.5 cm), work of great Mexican artist Rodolfo Morales, features a dead man...

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Huang Fong and Peaceful Bali

April 8, 2013
Huang Fong and Peaceful Bali

By Winarto   Observing Huang Fong’s paintings we were brought in Balinese life that was quite and peacefully. In this April Huang Fong has been 77 old and has been working as artist professionally for fifties years. During the time his painting themes are not changed that is about daily life in Bali. Celebrating...

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Solo Arts Exhibition of Aris Budiono

March 22, 2013
Solo Arts Exhibition of Aris Budiono

Arts Holy War Against Corruption By Winarto ARIS Budiono Sadjad is really angry. The fury of fifty two years old artist is caused by the corruption cases that have been rampant in Indonesia. Corruption here is like cancer cells which spread into almost parts of our body as a nation. So, the fighting against...

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To Enjoy Chinese Contemporary Arts

March 5, 2013
To Enjoy Chinese Contemporary Arts

By Winarto The painting in 6×2 meters size attracted me and other visitors directly when we came into the exhibition room in main building of National Gallery, Jakarta, last week. Not only the size that was so wide which made it stood out among tens paintings presented in the exhibition with title “Mirror and...

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A Glimpse into Pakistani Arts Works

February 26, 2013
A Glimpse into Pakistani Arts Works

Humanity in Jimmy Engineer’s Paintings by Winarto The old woman face is looked so sad. Around her there is silhouette of soldiers and artillery weapon with domination of red color at background. At left corner there is a young boy with barbed wire on his head, while a man is praying at under the...

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