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I Gusti Ketut Kobot

I Gusti Ketut Kobot
Description:
I Gusti Kobot (1917-1999; Pengosekan, Gianyar, Bali) made traditional Wayang Kulit (leather puppets) before he started to point on paper and cloth. His works reflect his classical background, as most of his themes are taken from epic literature. Kobot was a member of the Pitmaha artists’ association, but his style remains highly individualistic with softer colors and less stylized figures which still are based on puppet iconography and epic mythology. This was due to the influence of Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch, 1895-1978). Awards : Wija Kesuma (Gianyar, Bali 1977), Dharma Kusuma (Bali, 1981). Exhibitions : Meseum Nasional (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995) Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo 1997).
  Title : Coiled by The Serpent Lasso
  Artist : I Gusti Ketut Kobot
  Media : Ink and tempera on papper
  Size : 53 x 73 cm
  Year : 1953
Description:
In the Hindu Ramayana epic, Rama plans to rescue his wife Sita, abducted by ogre king Rawana of Langka. Indrajit (right), Rawana’s son, shoots his nagapasa (serpent lasso) which binds Rama and his brother Laksmana (center left), and monkey king Sugriwa and Anggada (left). Wibhisana (center right), Rawana’s brother allied with Rama, prays for help.

  Title : The birth Of Bhoma
  Artist : I Gusti Ketut Kobot
  Media : Acrylic On Canvas
  Size : 50 x 50 cm
  Year : 1972
Description:
In the Hindu Linggodbhawa story, Brahma (God of Creation) and Wisnu (God of life and Preservation) argue over who is greater (upper left). Siwa (God of Destruction and Reincarnation) is angered by this nonsese and manifests himself as a huge monsterfaced, flaming lingga (phallic symbol). Brahma ascends as a bird to find its tip which he never does meet. greatest.

  Title : Battle At Kurusetra
  Artist : I Gusti Ketut Kobot
  Media : Tempera On Canvas
  Size : 70 x 141 cm
  Year : 1966
Description:
The Bharatayudha war of the Hindu Mahabharata epic is fought on the battlefield of Kurusetra. Karna (left) of the evil Korawa fights his halfbrother Arjuna (right) of the noble Pandawa. Salya favors the Pandawa and pulls the reins to raise Karna’s horses. Aswatama (lower life) sees the deception and vows revenge on Salya. Kresna also lets Arjuna’s chariot drop Arjuna’s chariot drop forward, so Karna’s arrow strikes Arjuna’s hair. Surya (God of the Sun) in a winged disc watches his son Karna as serpent Ardawalika attacks (upper center, left and right). Divine figures hover above and attendants flight below.