Donny Tedjo Blog

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Inner Truth Of This Momenth

Nicht_ohne_mein_tochterLord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
in any still alive
It'll those who gave their Island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

[Here Comes The Flood - Peter Gabriel]

Halimah Gadis Atjeh 1951 was the Achenese girls which painted by Indonesia Artist Dulah.(surrealist naturalist painter)
That was something want to said in the hopeless eye of the girls it seems kind of pale, it was his special art works that have much questioning for me.

The background is "Badai or Storms 1852" painted by Raden Saleh after he back in Indonesia; typical Raden Saleh always take a paradox condition on his works, on this cases is between Life and dead, he take the boat not in the middle and also not only one boat on this Stormie scene.
The one boat already crashed and other boat on left side still on struggle to survive, he did not make any focus object on canvas, all have almost the same color, there also no barrier between the sky to the waves/sea, it's flow in the darkness of the dark nights storm.
It was rare and very interesting for me, I'm just asked my self what would he tell us with it?
I have read that he is actually learned skilled a portraitist painter in the time of Delacroix, but on this painted he left almost no fingerprint of his identity.