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Photo Wednesday: Bali cremation ceremony

20 August, 2008 (05:00) | literature/performance/film/music, southeast asia | By: xensen

This dramatic photo from a Balinese cremation ceremony comes from BALIwww.com’s photostream.

Photo Wednesday: Bali kite

9 July, 2008 (05:00) | southeast asia | By: xensen

kite, bali

This image of an unusual kite in Bali, Indonesia, comes from sektordua’s photostream.


Photo Wednesday: Bali monkey

25 June, 2008 (05:00) | southeast asia | By: xensen

bali monkey

Lately I’ve been thinking a bit about Bali, so let’s remain there for a while. This fellow comes to us from Beat’s photostream.


Walter Spies

23 June, 2008 (05:00) | 20th c, paintings, southeast asia | By: xensen

walter spies

The other day I commented on Deb Clearwaters’s new blog on Bali. Subsequently, I found this collection of paintings by the Russian-born German painter Walter Spies. Spies, who was born in 1895, moved to Bali in 1927. His painting swings between mannerist and expressionist tendencies, but often with overtones of the primitivism of someone like Dounier Rousseau. With decent connections to the international art community, Spies helped to popularize the notion of Bali as an idyllic and exotic Shangri-La. This painting dates from 1929.


Photo Wednesday: Bali Rice Farmer

18 June, 2008 (05:00) | southeast asia | By: xensen

rice farmer in bali

This photo of a rice farmer in Bali comes from wYnand!’s photostream.


A new blog on the arts of Bali

9 June, 2008 (05:00) | southeast asia | By: xensen

bali art blog

Deborah Clearwaters has begun a blog that will present “musings about the Balinese arts of music, dance, sculpture, painting, and the ephemeral arts of offering making.” This is sure to be a good resource for anyone interested in this topic. Visit Bali Art Blog here.


Photo Wednesday: Balinese flower bowl

16 May, 2008 (05:00) | southeast asia | By: xensen

flower bowl

This photo of a flower bowl in Bali is from _tris_’s photostream.



23 November, 2007 (19:10) | literature/performance/film/music, southeast asia | By: xensen

AP released this great photo of performers watching the opening ceremony of the 5th Indonesia Art Festival in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.

faces in the crowd