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).
|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.|