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Melati Hewison - Portrait of Ida Penandar Kemunuh
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Portrait of Ida Penandar Kemunuh
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400 x 500 mm


Acyrlic on canvas






Ida Penandar was a high priest from the north of Bali. I first met him in 1997. He was a beautiful man with great wisdom who I treasure having met. He sadly passed away in June of 2008.

I was fortunate to be able to give him this portrait the last time I saw him. He loved it and showed much interest and humour when he received it. It is now in the Kemunuh house with his family.

When I painted this, I wanted the detail to just be in his face. I wanted to create a simple background and only suggest his clothing. I feel that the Balinese frame suited this artwork well.


Private collection, Bali.