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Discussion in 'Art' started by gerspee, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. gerspee

    gerspee Active Member

    New buy today and big and from the fifties/sixties maybe ?Anyone any idea about the artist ? Thanks P1010168 (Medium).JPG P1010170 (Medium).JPG P1010172 (Medium).JPG
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Nice painting gerspee.
    GK Damen? Dawes?
     
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  3. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Looks like a "factory" painting to me. The "starving artists" group.
    greg
     
  4. gerspee

    gerspee Active Member

    Maybe somebody will recognise the style off painting to a artist ? Here some clearer pictures off the name P1010182 (Medium).JPG P1010184 (Medium).JPG P1010185 (Medium).JPG
     
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  5. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I see "G.K. Daum"? This is not tourist art (sorry Greg :) ) I get a 30s-40s feel from it. I think its lovely.
     
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  6. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Check out Tahiti girls bathing. I have seen similar ones to this.
    greg
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gerspee was absolutely correct in saying this is Indonesian. The woman in the background is wearing a turban-like headscarf and a 'slendang' or shoulderscarf. Both are typically Javanese, and were also worn on Bali until the early 70s.
    This scene was probably on Bali, although this could still be seen in some parts of Java in the 20th century.
    The gateway in the background is not found on Tahiti. Most outdoor baths in Java and Bali have gateways.

    "Ni Kenjoeng by lamplight" painted in 1945 by W.G. Hofker. Balinese Ni Kenjoeng is wearing both the headscarf and the slendang, the slendang would normally be draped loosely from shoulder to shoulder:
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  8. gerspee

    gerspee Active Member

    Could be the name but i have my doubts about the last letters from the name . So difficult name to read properly I think
     
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  9. gerspee

    gerspee Active Member

    Thank you but any clue about the style off painting ? Looks a bit naive in style so maybe a link to a artist or group painting in this style?
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is not really naive, just not a top painter, I think. But a charming painting nonetheless, probably made by one of the many Westerners in Bali.
    Just a clue as to the age. The girls in the foreground are wearing rolled up leaves as earrings, that means 1940s or earlier. They have big, stretched holes in their earlobes, and would wear the leaves most of the time, replacing them with earplugs on special occasions. Aristocratic women would always wear gold earplugs, of the type Ni Kenjoeng is wearing in the Hofker painting.
     
  11. gerspee

    gerspee Active Member

    So you think maybe before the fifties made ? The canvas itself looks not that old to me ?
     
  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I have a Soejatno Koempoel painting from the 40s, I just looked at the back, the canvas doesn't look all that different from yours.
     
  13. gerspee

    gerspee Active Member

    Thanks for looking and now only the name of the artist to find :bigtears:
     
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I haven't found a name GK Da... in the usual lists of Mooi Indië painters.
    I also searched in Miguel Covarrubias' book on Bali, but no mention of a fellow artist with a name that could be your painter. (Miguel Covarrubias is credited with introducing Art Deco to Bali.)
     
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  15. gerspee

    gerspee Active Member

    So nice older painting by a unknown artist :banghead:But big and nice enough to find a new owner I think . Can't keep it all :smuggrin:
     
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