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Nyi Roro Kidul Painting Shown in National Gallery

Want to see the paintings of the works of top painters who became the collection of the Presidential Palace? Listening to original paintings original Nyi Roro Kidul? The opportunity is still wide open.

All that can be enjoyed by the general public at the National Gallery, 1-30 August 2017.
Based on observations for several days of the exhibition, the most successful painting of Nyi Roro Kidul (Queen of the South Seas) attracted the attention of visitors. The painting is displayed in one of the most corner rooms in Building A, Galeri Nasional Indonesia. It is opposite to other Basoeki Abdullah paintings.

Curator exhibition team member Mikke Susanto explains, Nyi Roro Kidul painting by Basoeki Abdullah's work implies the sea as a complex ecosystem. In addition, the painting also depicts a rich Indonesia with mythological stories.

The story of Nyai Roro Kidul is indeed very widely known in the area of ​​Java Island. Mainly Yogyakarta. In this painting, the figure Nyi Roro Kidul appear without crown and horse carriage. Nyi Roro Kidul wearing kemben without visible the lower body, her hair was dangling long. The figure looks beautiful. This woman is described as a beautifully harried woman, and has power in the Coast and South Seas.

"Nyi Roro Kidul's painting is displayed in the subtheme of 'Mythology and Religion' Nyi Roro Kidul's painting is one of 200 works by Basoeki Abdullah who was collected by Indonesia's 1st President Soekarno Basoeki Abdullah is known as a painter of natural landscapes and portraits of women," explained Mikke , Thursday (10/8).

Mikke added, there is an interesting story about the painting entitled 'Nyi Roro Kidul' painted in 1955 this. In those days, Basoeki Abdullah admitted that he had met with Nyi Roro Kidul.

"Mr. Bas admitted he had met with Nyi Roro Kidul, one of the six paintings of Nyi Roro Kidul that Pak Bas painted, and this is the original painting, if the one at the Ocean Hotel is KW alias fake. Many forged, "explained Mikke.

Deputy Protocol, Press and Media Bey Machmudin explains, this painting exhibition of the Palace collection is part of the event commemorating Independence of the 72nd anniversary of RI, with the big theme "Senandung Ibu Pertiwi".

"There are 48 paintings from 41 painters whose paintings are on display at the National Gallery, not only paintings by Indonesian artists, but also works by artists from abroad who belong to the Presidential Palace," said Bey.

Call it some big names like Raden Saleh to Basoeki Abdullah, also present here. Painting by Basuki Abdullah entitled Flores Island for example, the painting has been collected by President Soekarno since 1942. The painting is worth Rp 1,572,500,000 reminded that the eastern part of Indonesia has a natural beauty that is second to none. (*)

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