Fine Art Painting: Bali's Religion in paintings

"Bali's Religion" in Fine Art Painting by Art Artist Iz Maglow

 

[ 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 ]

 

In his modern art paintings Iz Maglow also gave his attention to Bali's Religion. He tried to look behind the rites of daily offering, followed numerous temple ceremonies and studied the priests, while they were celebrating their divine services.

Temple ceremonies in Bali are often accompanied by "Tajen" (=cock fighting), where the blood of the loosing cock should ensure the fertility of the coming rice harvests.
At many Balinese ceremonies natural substances like blossoms, herbs, coconut milk and not seldom the blood of freshly sacrificed animals are playing an important roll for the offerings.

There is nearly no place in Bali, that would not get its regular "Banten" (= offerings). In and around the house as well as in the rice fields, at springs, road crossings, bridges or especially old trees lie or hang these holy requisites.

A "Pendeta" (=priest) selects the best days for all important events like tooth-filing, wedding, buying a new car, starting to build a house ... and its accompanied ceremonies by comparing two different calendar systems ("Saka" and "Pawuku").
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEFORE ANY BRAHMAN CAN BE A "PENDETA" (=PRIEST) HE HAS TO BE "BORN" INTO THIS POSITION DURING A SPECIAL "UPACARA" (=CEREMONY).

LATER, A PRIEST IS SEARCHED QUITE OFTEN BY THE BALINESE FOR HIS ADVICE AND THE DAILY FRESH HOLY WATER.

ONCE IZ MAGLOW WAS INVITED TO SUCH A BIG FESTIVITY AND CREATED SEVERAL PAINTINGS WITH THIS SUBJECT.

 

UPACARA PENDETA

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPACARA PENDETA

 

 

 

 

 

 

tempera and acrylic on canvas,
1994, 80 x 80 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

14194024

 

 

 

 

 

 

private collection
Stuttgart / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"TAJEN" TO THE GODS PLEASURE

 

BLOOD-OFFERINGS FOR HONOR AND FERTILITY

 

 

"TAJEN"
TO THE GODS PLEASURE

 

BLOOD-OFFERINGS
FOR HONOUR AND FERTILITY

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

17495063

 

11095066

 

 

private collection
Weissach / Germany

 

public collection
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart / Germany
Ministry of Science and Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL IS ANIMATED, ALL IS GHOSTLY

 

ui! - DAILY FRESH HOLY WATER

 

 

ALL IS ANIMATED, ALL IS GHOSTLY

 

ui! - DAILY FRESH HOLY WATER

 

 

tempera on paper,
1995, 30 x 40 cm

 

tempera on paper,
1995, 30 x 40 cm

 

 

11095064

 

11095058

 

 

 

 

private collection
Berlin / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPACARA MEMBANGUN RUMAH

 

MERAH BALIKU

 

 

UPACARA MEMBANGUN RUMAH
HOUSE BUILDING CEREMONY

 

MERAH BALIKU
MY RED BALI

 

 

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

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1995, 30 x 40 cm

 

 

11095061

 

17495060

 

 

private collection
Landau / Germany

 

private collection
Frankfurt / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFERINGS AND CEREMONIES FOR WEALTHY RICE HARVESTS

 

INVITATION-OFFERINGS TO THE DIRECTION GODS

 

 

OFFERINGS AND CEREMONIES
FOR WEALTHY RICE HARVESTS

 

INVITATION-OFFERINGS
TO THE DIRECTION GODS

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

11095059

 

11095062

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MT BATUR AND MT AGUNG

 

"BANTEN" ALL AROUND THE HOUSE

 

 

FOR Mt BATUR AND Mt AGUNG

 

"BANTEN" ALL AROUND THE HOUSE

 

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1995, 30 x 40 cm

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1995, 30 x 40 cm

 

 

14895068

 

14895065

 

 

 

 

private collection
Karlsruhe / Germany

 

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