AMNH 70.0/8310 Heaven scene

Ni Made Remi Painting - all, active -, 5 works

Contemplative scene, Wisnu (Vishnu?) with fruit trees and salt drying trays
According to Mead's accompanying notes, this work, along with AMNH 70.0/8306 - AMNH 70.0/8308, were commissioned from a woman in Kamasan, Ni Made Remi (presumably the daughter of the artist Pan Remi, who is not mentioned), probably because of Mead's interest in female artists. She notes, however, that Ni Remi did not normally paint, but coloured in sketches of male artists. This work shows the god Wisnu, with fruit trees and salt drying trays behind him. This work is from the Palindon or earth-quake calendar which, along with the other three associated works, seem based on the Kerta Ghosa paintings on which Pan Remi worked, and perhaps Ni Remi coloured. This work also belongs with AMNH 70.0/8309.
35 cm x 35 cm
Cloth (cotton), Pigment