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I Made Sukada

I Made Sukada
I Made Sukada (1945-1982; Ubud, Gianyar, Bali) first studied painting from his father, I Gandung. The large figures in Sukada’s works were due to the strong influence of Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch, 1895-1978). Rather than merely painting portraits, however, Sukada instead preferred to show Balinese as active dancers and musicians with more expressive faces and animated poses. Collection : Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam, Holland). Exhibitions: Kunstzaal Zuid (Rotterdam, Holland, 1976), Museum voor het Onderwijs (Dan Haag, Holland, 1976), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996), Indonesia-Japan Freindship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997).
  Title : Portrait Of A Balinese Dancer
  Artist : I Made Sukada
  Media : Acrylic On Canvas
  Size : 65 x 50 cm
  Year : 1976
The Western style approach to portraitureis evident in the depiction of individualized features of a Balinese dancer, caught in a wide-eyed moment typical of the dance. Light reflecting off the dancer’s face gives it a somewhat sculptural and almost mask-like quality. Details of custuming, especially in the gelung (headdress) and badong (bib), and the flatness of the (bib), and the flatness of the torso show that some Balinese traditional aesthetic concepts still are being used.