B148 Cremation

Ida Bagus Made Jatasura, active 1932 - 1948, 29 works

Painted in Batuan

A cremation procession: a turbulent group of men move at the bottom of the composition, carrying a tower which visually enters into the space at the top of the work. In this top space, a group of women walk carrying offerings. The painting is organised around two diamond-shaped areas demarcated by architectural features which mark out the space in which humans move from spaces surrounding it that are full of vegetation. The composition is asymmetrical, with the tower on the right linking the two spaces.
46 cm x 35.5 cm