Fine Art Painting: Bali Houses and Temples

"Bali Houses" and "Temples" in Fine Art Paintings

 

[ Bali Impressions ]

[ Ceremonies in Bali ]

[ Houses and Temples ]

[ Bali's Religion ]

[ Balinese Dance ]

[ Myths of Bali ]

[ People in Bali ]

[ Modern Times ]

[ Expressive Studies ]

[ Bali Art: Umbul2 ]

 

Over many generations the Balinese have cultivated their island. A finely balanced water system distributes the life-giving fluid to numerous artificially created rice terraces.

These fresh green rice terraces together with several volcanoes that rise out of deep jungle up to over 3000m dominate the Balinese Landscape.
Honoured and respected by the Balinese People, these volcanoes are an important element in this island's culture.
Traditional Balinese Houses and Temples, most ensembles of several single Bale and small houses, are part of their surrounding neighbourhood.

This is apparent everywhere in daily life as well as in the countryside, like probably nowhere else in the world. You will find in Bali places for offerings in caves, at springs, rivers, and very old trees, as well as at road crossings, bridges and in nearly all rice fields. The daily offerings at these places should guaranty protection from the "demons" und ensure good harvests and wealth.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON ONE SIDE BALI'S DAILY LIFE IS DOMINATED BY RELIGIOUS ACTIONS FOR NUMEROUS GODS AND DEMONS.
ON THE OTHER SIDE THERE IS THIS FAMOUS TOURIST PARADISE WITH ITS EXOTIC PALM BEACHES, RICE TERRACES AND A GREAT TROPICAL VEGETATION.

 

TROPICAL BALI

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROPICAL BALI

 

 

 

 

 

 

acrylic on canvas,
1997, 120 x 100 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

14597002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

RUMAH MADE

 

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

RUMAH MADE

 

 

oil pastel and acrylic on canvas,
1993, 70 x 80 cm

 

oil pastel and acrylic on canvas,
1994, 70 x 80 cm

 

 

14893322

 

14894001

 

 

private collection
Bali / Indonesia

 

private collection
Bali / Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURA BALI

 

LAYANG LAYANG (KNITES)

 

BALI

 

OFTEN TRADITIONAL GRASS ROOF HOUSES DISAPPEAR BETWEEN COCONUT PALM. TEMPLES ARE COVERED BY RAIN FOREST MOSS AND FERN. ALL SEEMS WOVEN TOGETHER BY A COMMON STRUCTURE.

THE ONLY COLOURFUL ACCENTS IN THIS HARMONIC VIEW IS SET BY DECORATIONS DURING CEREMONIES.

 

 

PURA BALI

 

LAYANG LAYANG
(KITES)

 

BALI

 

 

 

 

tempera and acrylic
on canvas,
1994, 65 x 35 cm

 

tempera and acrylic
on canvas,
1994, 90 x 40 cm

 

tempera and acrylic
on canvas,
1994, 100 x 50 cm

 

 

 

 

14894022

 

14894023

 

14894028

 

 

 

 

 

 

private collection
Bali / Indonesia

 

private collection
Bali / Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1994, 36 x 48 cm

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1994, 36 x 48 cm

 

 

14894020

 

14894021

 

 

private collection
Karlsruhe / Germany

 

private collection
Berlin / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

BALI: HOUSES AND TEMPLES

 

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1995, 30 x 42 cm

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1995, 30 x 42 cm

 

 

14895031

 

14895018

 

 

private collection
Karlsruhe / Germany

 

private collection
Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANDI BENTAR

 

 

CANDI BENTAR

 

 

tempera and acrylic on 2 papers,
1996, 42 x 30 cm

 

 

14496007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALI DAY

 

BALI CANDI

 

 

BALI DAY

 

BALI CANDI

 

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1996, 30 x 40 cm

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1996, 30 x 42 cm

 

 

14896006

 

14496005

 

 

 

 

private collection
Germany

 

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