Photo by Michael Tramis

Hanoman and Surya

I Ketut Madra, active -, 10 works

Dated 1972

The white monkey Hanoman, told by his mother, Anjani, to find and eat only the ripest, reddest fruit, awakens hungry and leaps to the horizon and the rising sun, mistaking it for the fruit of his mother’s instructions. Surya, astride Aruna, informs him of his error. The supreme god, Sanghyang Widi, flanked by protective naga, witnesses the scene from above left.
44 cm x 54.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas