671
671
S. Sudjojono
ALANGKAH INDAHNYA TANAH AIRKU (HOW BEAUTIFUL MY MOTHERLAND IS)
Estimate
700,000900,000
LOT SOLD. 3,860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
671
S. Sudjojono
ALANGKAH INDAHNYA TANAH AIRKU (HOW BEAUTIFUL MY MOTHERLAND IS)
Estimate
700,000900,000
LOT SOLD. 3,860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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S. Sudjojono
1914-1986
ALANGKAH INDAHNYA TANAH AIRKU (HOW BEAUTIFUL MY MOTHERLAND IS)
SIGNED WITH A MONOGRAM OF THE ARTIST, INSCRIBED ALANGKAH BAGUSNYA TANAH AIRKU! AND DATED JAK 1983 UPPER LEFT; SIGNED LOWER LEFT
OIL ON CANVAS
125 BY 170 CM.; 49 BY 66 3/4 IN.
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Provenance

Mrs. A. Tahir, Jakarta (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, Jakarta 

Exhibited

Jakarta, Balai Budaya, Pameran Sudjojono dan Delapan Muridnya, January 9-16, 1984

Literature

Mustika, Tokoh Pelukis Indonesia, Dinas Kebudayaan DKI Jakarta, 1993, p. 194 (the caption was erroneously printed on page 196)  illustrated in colour
Amir Sidharta, Visible Soul, Jakarta, 2006, p. 287 illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"What causes me to go to Realism? Realism for me is more reel ['real']. If someone takes Yogya, I want to fight for Yogya for reel. If I have not eaten, I must eat rice. Reel rice. If I fight for sovereignty, I want reel sovereignty. I do not want [it] symbolic. If one is not sated, it is not real. European painting, before the Renaissance, followed the realistic. 'Ism', ultimately, is just an aid for speech."
THE ARTIST CITED IN AMINUDDIN SIREGAR, S. Sudjojono's Pendulum, Strategies Towards The Real – S. Sudjojono and Contemporary Indonesian Art, NUS MUSEUM, SINGAPORE, 2008, P.75.

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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