Fine Art Painting: Balinese Dance in Modern Art by IZ MAGLOW

Balinese Dance "Legong" and "Kecak" in modern Fine Art Paintings

 

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We know Balinese Dances as: "Trance Dance" to enforce the warriors, "Temple Dance" to delight the gods and "Royal Dance" to please the princes in their palaces. Today there are many traditional performances and modern choreographies of Balinese Dance.

In the "Legong" dance there are two dancers, dressed like twins, who tell the story of a prince and his kidnapped princess. The dance wins its tension by the change of synchrony and asynchrony. A third dancer (the "Condong") appears, playing a messenger, who already knows the couple's happy end.

At night, accompanied by the light of torches, numerous dancers wove their half-naked bodies to the "Kecak", a Balinese Trance Dance. In such an impressive, wild atmosphere episodes from Ramayana are narrated.
The "Kecak" goes back to the 1930ies, when the German painter Walter Spiess created this new choreography based on different Balinese dances for the film "Island of the Demons".
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITH DANCING EYES
IZ MAGLOW
PAINTED THE BALINESE GIRLS, WHO PRACTICE THE "LEGONG", AN ANCIENT; ROYAL DANCE.
EXTREME ARTIFICIAL DISCIPLINE UP TO EACH FINGER MARKS THIS DANCE ABOUT A KIDNAPPED PRINCESS.

 

BALINESE DANCE / LEGONG

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALINESE DANCE / LEGONG

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

11095020

 

 

 

 

 

 

private collection
Karlsruhe / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGONG DANCE

 

LEGONG DANCE

 

OLEG TAMBULILINGAN

 

LEGONG DANCE

 

 

LEGONG DANCE

 

LEGONG DANCE

 

OLEG TAMBULILINGAN

 

LEGONG DANCE

 

 

tempera on paper,
1995, 42 x 30 cm

 

tempera on paper,
1995, 42 x 30 cm

 

tempera on paper,
1995, 40 x 30 cm

 

tempera on paper,
1995, 42 x 30 cm

 

 

14095033

 

11095040

 

11095041

 

11095042

 

 

private collection
Frankfurt / Germany

 

private collection
Frankfurt / Germany

 

private collection
Stuttgart / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALINESE DANCE

 

 

BALINESE DANCE

 

 

pencil, tempera and acrylic on canvas,
1993, 70 x 80 cm

 

 

14193313

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDONG

 

BALINESE DANCE / LEGONG

 

 

CONDONG

 

BALINESE DANCE / LEGONG

 

 

tempera and acrylic on canvas,
1995, 66 x 55 cm

 

tempera and acrylic on canvas,
1995, 70 x 80 cm

 

 

11095054

 

11095022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALINESE DANCE / LEGONG

 

LEGONG UND CONDONG

 

 

BALINESE DANCE / LEGONG

 

LEGONG UND CONDONG

 

 

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

 

tempera and acrylic on paper,
1996, 42 x 60 cm

 

 

11095021

 

14096008

 

 

private collection
Germany

 

private collection
Stuttgart / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KECAK AT NIGHT

 

KECAK

 

 

KECAK AT NIGHT

 

KECAK

 

 

tempera and acrylic on canvas,
1995, 55 x 66 cm

 

tempera on paper,
1995, 20 x 14,5 cm

 

 

11095056

 

11095011

 

 

private collection
Frankfurt / Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALINESE TRANCE-DANCE / KECAK

 

BALINESE TRANCE-DANCE / KECAK

 

 

BALINESE TRANCE-DANCE / KECAK

 

BALINESE TRANCE-DANCE / KECAK

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

11095039

 

11095013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALINESE TRANCE-DANCE / KECAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALINESE TRANCE-DANCE / KECAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

11095012

 

 

 

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