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Photo Wednesday: Bali cremation ceremony

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

Photo Wednesday: Bali kite

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

Photo Wednesday: Bali monkey

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

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.

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Photo Wednesday: Bali Rice Farmer

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

A new blog on the arts of Bali

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

Photo Wednesday: Balinese flower bowl

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

Faces

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