Thursday, May 7, 2009

the works of le mayeur

Le Mayeur de Merprẻs, Adrien-Jean1880-1958

Born in Brussels, a member of the Belgian royal family, Adrien-Jean le Mayeur de Merpres arrived in Bali via Tahiti and French Polynesia in 1932.
He was influenced by the work of Gauguin and inspired to travel to Tahiti as he had. Finding Tahiti lacking, le Mayeur de Merpres eventually landed in Klandis, near Denpasar in Bali, where he would stay for the remainder of his life. He married noted Balinese dancer Ni Pollok, who became his favorite model.
He also enjoyed painting the daily lives of Balinese men and women. His eccentric lifestyle lured tourists traveling in Bali throughout the 1930s. He donated his house along with many of his works to the Indonesian government for a museum. It is now the Le Mayeur Museum.

le mayeur - girls playing by the water lilies pond
le mayeur - two women by the beach

balinese women and umbrella

le mayeur romance with bali almost the same with gauguin love with tahiti, pacific islander became the exotic object of these 2 european painters.

the works of Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur De Merpres

paintings by balinese artist

wayan bendi

ketut ngendon
gusti saraswati
gde sobrat - tari baris

Balinese paintings by balinese artist. Karya pelukis Bali. gallery of asian painting. art in indonesia.

the works of Hendra Gunawan

Hendra Gunawan 1918-1983 Indonesian painter / artist

Born in Bandung, Hendra Gunawan studied under the artist Wahdi before he turned to modern art. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Yogyakarta from 1950 to 1957. He was imprisoned for 13 years because of his political beliefs. A year after his release he held a solo exhibition at the Art Center in Denpasar, Bali.

fish market by the beach
a woman selling chicken on the way to or from the market
another market scene, buyer and seller
three girls relaxing by the beach karya pelukis Indonesia Hendra Gunawan

gallery of Indonesian Art, paintings by Indonesian artist or expatriach who live and work in Indonesia.