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Nasjah Djamin

Nasjah Djamin
Nasjah Djamin (1924-1997; Deli, North Sumatra) studied from Indonesian artists Sindutomo Sudjojono (1913-1986), Affandi (1907-1990), and Sudarso (born in 1914). He also was an award winning novelist and poet. Djamin’s lyrical works have a shoft, delicate appearance with gentle renditions of figures and landscapes. Award: Piagam Anugerah Seni (Indonesia, 1970). Exhibitions: Taman Ismail Marzuki (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1979), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, 1996).
  Title : Collecting Coral
  Artist : Nasjah Djamin
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 70 x 90 cm
  Year : 1980
In Bali coral is gathered from offshore reefs for building material. Women do a lot of hard labor in Bali that men refuse to do. On a hot and calm day at the beach women emerge from the sea with heavy loads in baskets on their heads, establishing a rhythm in the painting. The soft colors used for the smooth sand and sea contrast with the rough texture of coral in the foreground.