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I Wayan Atjin Tisna

I Wayan Atjin Tisna
I Wayan Atjin Tisna (1942- ; Padangtegal, Gianyar, Bali) studied learned painting from Anank Agung Gede Raka Turas (1917-1996) and Dewa Ketut Rungun (1992-1986) before studying at the Pendidikan Guru Sekolah Lanjutan Pertama (PGSLP, Teachers’ Vocational Secondary School) and Universitas Udayana in Denpasar. he tought art at public junior high school in Ubud, Bali. Tisna also studied color and composition from Arie Smit (born in 1916) and was greatly influenced by the figure paintings of Donald Friend (Australian, 1915-1989) Exhibitions : Argyle Art Center (Sydney, Australian), Singapore Art Museum (1994).
  Title : Loss Of Innocence
  Artist : I Wayan Atjin Tisna
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 57 x 62 cm
  Year : 1976
A sleeping young woman dreams of romance. A stylized man and woman based on wayang (puppet) figures fondle each other. The winged-lion, a royal symbol, also represents passion and emotion. The horse-drawn chariot disappearing out of the picture has several meanings. It may represent escape or romantic elopement, for horses have erotic associations in Hinduism. At the same time, it is animal of warfare and thus symbolizes both victory and death.