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I Nyoman Tusan

I Nyoman Tusan
I Nyoman Tusan (1933-; Tejakula, Buleleng, Bali) studied at the Universitas Indonesia in Bandung , West Java (Institute Teknology Bandung, ITB, Bandung Institute of Technology) from 1954-1960, and at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Gent, Belgium (1976-1977). He was a lecturer in fine art at Universitas Udayana in Denpasar. His works are modern interpretations of traditional Balinese symbols. Awards: Dharma Kusuma (Bali, 1992), Piagam Hadiah Seni (Indonesia 1993). Exhibitions : National Museum (Singapore), Museum Nasional (Jakarta, 1995).
  Title : Trinity
  Artist : I Nyoman Tusan
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 46 x 41 cm
  Year : 1974
The concept of the Hindu Trimurti (Trinity) often is symbolically represented in Bali by colors: red for Brahma, God of Creation; black for Wisnu, God of Life and Preservation; and white for Siwa, God of Destruction and Reincarnation. The deities are shown united together in a single being, for each is an aspect of the single divine essence. Their faces are strong and mask-like; bold lines and shapes form the rest of their bodies. The abstracted figures perhaps emphasize the abstract concept of god.