Bali, 1932 by A. E Herrmann


Bali, 1932


A. E Herrmann

Ref GM2915
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 12" (40 x 30 cm)
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This enchanting work by Dutch artists, A.E. Herrmann depicts an exotic scene in Bali. In this magnificent painting depicting four Balinese women packing baskets, a vivid background is painted so that it is vibrant with the tropical colours of Indonesia. The stunning melon-hued temple becomes a focus in the painting and evokes a serene and mesmerizing scene of a faraway land. Indonesia and in particular Bali and Java was an extremely important destination for many early 20th century Dutch artists and a number of important painters lived and worked there, including Rudolph Bonnet, Arie Smit and other European artists. In the 1920s Bali became an artist enclave and the landscape and people of the region can be seen in many works by European artists. Western artists such as Herrmann had a huge impact on the production of Balinese artists and their work transformed as a result of the cultural interaction. Western artists imbued Balinese art with perspective and attention to anatomy as well as encouraging experimentation and a departure from tradition.