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Baris dancer. 1972

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Anak Agung Gde Sobrat

Baris dancer. 1972

Acrylic on canvas, in carved frame. Signed and dated in black to the lower right: A. A. Gde Sobrat 1972. Framed.
100 x 91.3 cm

Born in 1912 to an aristocratic family in Padangtegal, Bali, Indonesia, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat is considered one of Indonesia's most prominent painter. As early as the 1920s, Sobrat came into contact with western style painting through artists such as the German Walter Spies and the Dutchman Rudolf Bonnet. Sobrat's motifs are drawn from his childhood, when he attended shadow plays and ritual dances. One such dance is the Baris dance depicted in the present painting. The dancer expresses the feelings and virility of a warrior prior to battle. The young dancer is depicted in full movement and bright colours. His luxurious clothing, including the drapery (awiran), the surrounding collar (badong) and the elaborate headdress, is depicted as meticulously and colourfully as the nightly scenery surrounding the dancer, in which he almost seems to disappear.

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From a Munich estate, acquired directly from the artist in the 1970s

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Anak Agung Gde Sobrat

Baris dancer. 1972

Acrylic on canvas, in carved frame. Signed and dated in black to the lower right: A. A. Gde Sobrat 1972. Framed.
100 x 91.3 cm

Born in 1912 to an aristocratic family in Padangtegal, Bali, Indonesia, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat is considered one of Indonesia's most prominent painter. As early as the 1920s, Sobrat came into contact with western style painting through artists such as the German Walter Spies and the Dutchman Rudolf Bonnet. Sobrat's motifs are drawn from his childhood, when he attended shadow plays and ritual dances. One such dance is the Baris dance depicted in the present painting. The dancer expresses the feelings and virility of a warrior prior to battle. The young dancer is depicted in full movement and bright colours. His luxurious clothing, including the drapery (awiran), the surrounding collar (badong) and the elaborate headdress, is depicted as meticulously and colourfully as the nightly scenery surrounding the dancer, in which he almost seems to disappear.

Provenance

From a Munich estate, acquired directly from the artist in the 1970s

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Time, Location
18 Jun 2024
Germany, Cologne
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