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I Wayan Pugur

I Wayan Pugur
I Wayan Pugur (1946- ; Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali), studied under Arie Smit (Dutch, born in 1916) and was one of the first Young Artists painters. His colors are very bright and his compositions very balanced. Exhibitions : Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, California, 1965), Smithsonian Institution Young Artists Touring Exhibitions (U.S.A., 1964-1965), National Museum (Singapore, 1970-1971), Alpha Gallery (Singapore, 1972, 1974), Balai Seni Lukis Negara (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1983-1984), Singapore Art Museum (1994).
  Title : In The Village
  Artist : I Wayan Pugur
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 69 x 89 cm
  Year : 1970s
Some typical Balinese household activities are seen in a small compound set amidst colorful trees and fields. Bundles of indigenous rice are taken down from a granary, while woman pound and winow more rice for daily meals (lower left). In one pavilion a smith works on some metal tools. The furnace is kept hot by pumping twin bellows. Youths play with their fighting cocks. Farmers in the distant fields are the same size as those in the foreground, a typical feature of the Young Artists style of naive genre painting, in addition to the bright colors and dark outlines.