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Lot 092

SUDJONO ABDULLAH
b. Indonesia, 1911 - d. 1991

VILLAGE SCENE IN BALI, 1980

Signed and dated 'S. Abdullah 12.3.1980' (lower left)
Oil on canvas
50cm x 90cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Indonesia.


ESTIMATE  RM 2,000 - 2,700

PRICE REALISED RM 3,584


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Sudjono Abdullah was born in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia in 1911 from a very talented artist family. His father, the famous landscape painter Abdullah Suriosubroto was the first Indonesian who graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Amsterdam Holland during the Dutch colonial era. His younger brother Basuki Abdullah was also a well known painter with international reputation. It was Sudjono’s father who gave his sons early artistic training, including guidance in exploring style of panoramic painting.

After finishing school, Sudjono worked as a poster maker for several advertisement agencies besides working on painting commissioned by his admirers. Classified as one of “Mooi Indies” (Beautiful Indonesia – a style that mostly portrays country areas with emphasis on mountains, paddy fields, or seashores) genre painters, most of Sudjono’s works were characterized stylishly by the portrayal of romantic, naturalistic landscape, hazy morning, green mountains, shimmering reflection of sky fondling with the golden sunshine shining above green paddy field or beaches, as depicted in the present lot. Sudjono Abdullah is undoubtedly recognized for his scenes of Javanese life and culture, and also for his romanticized landscapes or seascapes. In his old age Sudjono settled down in Kertosono; a small town in East Java, and retreated himself from the uproarious art stage in new era.