With Krishna (Hindu god) as charioteer, and Barong,( a Balinese mythology protector and warrior panther-like creature and character in the Balinese mythology. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen) riding on the golden horse pulling the chariot of Krishna as they approaches the Kurusetra battlefield to combat. This amazing painting is Inspired by one of India's epic legends, the Mahabharata, it depicts the famed scene in the traditional Kamasan style developed in the village of the same name.
Kamasan painting is a Hindu-Javanese Balinese ancient living tradition. The paintings were made on processed bark, cotton cloth and were used to decorate temples, pavilions, and the houses of the aristocracy, especially during temple ceremonies and festivals. Originally the work of artisans from the East Javanese Majapahit Empire (13-16th century), this style of painting expanded into Bali late in the 13th century and from the 16th to 20th centuries, the village of Kamasan, Klungkung, was the centre of classical Balinese art – and hence the Kamasan paintings.
This is a very fine large original 20th century vintage artwork by a professional Javanese artist, this highly expressive and detailed Kamasan painting composition is predominantly painted on natural gold pigments and white powdered stone on a blacu cloth, 100% cotton. Matted in green silk with gold tone fillet and presented behind glass in wooden frame with mahogany tone finish. With original old hardboard backing. Hanging wires are attached to the verso. The pictures doesn't do justice to this excellent highly collectable piece of art. Provenance: Originally purchased from antique store in the 1960's by previous owner.
20th Century, circa 1960's
Acrylics, ink and gold powdered stone watercolor on cotton.
24" (60.96cm)H x 22" (55.88cm) W
Weight: Approximately 3.5 kg
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