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Indonesian culture and List of Indonesian painters Balinese painting of Prince Panji meeting three women in the jungle Indonesian art and culture has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences.
Indonesia is central along ancient trading routes between the Far East and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religionsincluding HinduismBuddhismConfucianism and Islam, all strong in the major trading cities.
The result is a complex cultural mixture very different from the original indigenous cultures. Indonesia is not generally known for paintings, aside from the intricate and expressive Balinese paintings, which often express natural scenes and themes from the traditional dances.
Kenyah mural painting in Long Nawang, East Kalimantan. Other exceptions include indigenous Kenyah paint designs based on, as commonly found among Austronesian cultures, endemic natural motifs such as ferns, trees, dogs, hornbills and human figures.
Indonesia has a long-he Bronze and Iron Agesbut the art-form particularly flourished from the 8th century to the 10th century, both as stand-alone works of art, and also incorporated into temples.
Relief sculpture from Borobudur temple, c.
Approximately two miles of exquisite relief sculpture tell the story of the life of Buddha and illustrate his teachings. The temple was originally home to statues of the seated Buddha. This site, as with others in central Java, show a clear Indian influence. Some foreign painters have also settled in Indonesia.
Modern Indonesian painters use a wide variety of styles and themes. Balinese art is art of Hindu - Javanese origin that grew from the work of artisans of the Majapahit Kingdomwith their expansion to Bali in the late 13th century.
From the 16th until the 20th centuries, the village of Kamasan, Klungkung East Baliwas the centre of classical Balinese art. During the first part of the 20th century, new varieties of Balinese art developed.
Since the late twentieth century, Ubud and its neighboring villages established a reputation as the center of Balinese art.
Ubud and Batuan are known for their paintings, Mas for their woodcarvings, Celuk for gold and silversmiths, and Batubulan for their stone carvings.
Covarrubias  describes Balinese art as, " Most of these western artists had very little influence on the Balinese until the post-World War Two period, although some accounts over-emphasise the western presence at the expense of recognising Balinese creativity. This groundbreaking period of creativity reached a peak in the late s.
A stream of famous visitors, including Charlie Chaplin and the anthropologists Gregory Bateson and Margaret Meadencouraged the talented locals to create highly original works.
During their stay in Bali in the mids, Bateson and Mead collected over paintings, predominantly from the village of Batuan, but also from the coastal village of Sanur.
From the s onwards Baliese artists incorporated aspects of perspective and anatomy from these artists. The result was an explosion of individual expression that increased the rate of change in Balinese art.WESTERN, INDIAN, AND CHINESE PERSPECTIVES Among the historical antitheses stimulating philosophical dispute since ancient times, such as idealism versus materialism, unity versus diversity, and being versus becoming, one of the most basic and central issues has concerned our relationship to nature.
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1 CHINESE VIEWS OF NATURE AND ART Themes in common with Bashō’s writings I. NATURE Nonbeing Tao Heaven Nature’s transformations.
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