Lot 470
  • 470

Widayat

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 HKD
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Description

  • Widayat
  • Village Life
  • Signed and dated 79
  • Oil on canvas
  • 125 by 150 cm.; 49 1/4 by 59 in.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

Condition

The work is in good condition overall, as is the canvas, which is clear and sound. There is light wear and handling around the edges of the painting. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no evidence of restoration. Framed.
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Catalogue Note

“In my paintings, in truth, only I place the content by putting in the character of the objects at hand. And when this content and character enters in, along with a life of its own, the form becomes the most important thing again. This is because the appreciation and understanding of a work of art cannot be explained only through the visual elements.”

Widayat cited in The Expression Paintings of Widayat, Agus Dermawan T., AIA Fine Art Foundation Jakarta, Indonesia, 1994, P. 2