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Balinese Painting and Sculpture: From the Krzysztof Musial Collection

Balinese Painting and Sculpture: From the Krzysztof Musial Collection
 

This beautifully photographed book of Balinese Painting and Sculpture is one of the most stunning collections of its type in the world

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ISBN 9788361785538
Barcode 9788361785538
Published 1 May 2016
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Vickers, Adrian
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ISBN-13 9788361785538
ISBN-10 8361785531
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Fundacja Polskiej Sztuki Nowoczesej
Publication Date 1 May 2016
International Publication Date 16 August 2016
Publication Country Poland Poland
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Vickers, Adrian
Category Oriental Art
Antiques & Collectables: Pictures, Prints & Maps
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 318mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 1,021g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Painting, Balinese, Sculpture - Indonesia - Bali Island
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.959862
Catalogue Code 667640

Description of this Book

This beautifully photographed book of Balinese Painting and Sculpture is one of the most stunning collections of its type in the world. Collections usually grow out of interests, ones that come to border on obsession. Collecting art from Bali often begins with a love of the island itself, but can take different directions depending on the experiences we have there. The Krzysztof Musial Collection is one clearly based on encounters with the island and its culture, and from that basis the collector has accumulated works that are both new and old, representative of the known history of Balinese art, but also of the most recent developments in the style of Bali. The older styles of art were focused around areas of power, palaces and temples. Art was consumed by the competing Balinese kings, who strove to make their palaces the most beautiful and ornate on the island. Likewise these many kings, queens, lords and ladies dressed in the most lavish textiles, from imported Indian cloths to local home-spun products, many of which were woven in the palaces. Kings and priests were meant to be practiced in the arts themselves, and did their own carving and painting, but they also cultivated and supported great artists and craftsmen so that they would become their dependents. Most of the sculptors and painters were men, while women produced beautiful textiles and elaborate offerings. Since all Balinese communities are so closely tied to religious practice, temples are the focus of Balinese spiritual life, and the most important art should be there, for the gods to appreciate.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review -An extraordinary and flawlessly reproduced coffee-table paperback formatted volume, Balinese Painting and Sculpture: From the Krzysztof Musial Collection is a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, community, and academic library World Art History collections in general, and Balinese Art History supplemental studies reading lists in particular.- --Midwest Book Review

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Author's Bio

Adrian Vickers was born in Tasmania, New South Wales, in 1958 and moved to Sydney to undertake a degree at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded a BA (Hons) in 1980 and a PhD in 1987. His PhD thesis, undertaken in the Indonesian and Malayan Studies Department, involved extensive research in Bali, Jakarta, the Netherlands and the USA. Vickers has taught Indonesian history, language and culture at the University of Sydney and for the Workers' Education Association, and written many articles on Balinese art, literature and history. He is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Sydney.

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