Affandi

Affandi: The existentialist self-portrait [1] (1994)

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Astri Wright - 04 Jun 94

Affandi: The existentialist self-portrait [1] (1994) Excerpt from Astri Wright’s book Soul, spirit and mountain: Preoccupations of contemporary Indonesian painters. Affandi Affandi (1907?-90) is among the first Indonesian painters to become preoccupied with the human condition and to probe the...

Affandi (1907-1990): The setting of a warming sun (1990)

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Astri Wright - 25 May 90

Affandi (1907-1990): The setting of a warming sun (1990) It was November 1987 and I was standing in the half-light, in the middle of the old Affandi gallery (the new museum was not finished yet), when there was a flourish of activity by the door. The museum attendants all gathered there, and...

Bali offers access to Indonesia’s modern art (1989)

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Astri Wright - 17 Apr 89

...Affandi and Hendra, the two greats, are displayed along with works by the greats of the next generations— Rusli, Ahmad Sadali and Widayat, among others, and Srihadi and O.H. Supono. Popular painters (taking sweetness to fresh and elevated Indonesian levels), such as Abdul Aziz or Huang Fong, are...

Djoko Pekik: A painter of expressive empathy (1989)

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Astri Wright - 27 Feb 89

...Affandi’s techniques, expanded upon it and made it his own. The difference is that Affandi’s use of highly diluted oils was done as a complement to his high impasto of oil squeezed straight from the tube, and it is the latter technique which is most immediately associated with Affandi....

Kartika Affandi-Köberl at Duta Fine Arts Gallery, Kemang, South Jakarta (1988)

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Astri Wright - 18 Apr 88

Kartika Affandi-Köberl at Duta Fine Arts Gallery, Kemang, South Jakarta (1988) Kartika Affandi-Köberl at Duta Fine Arts Gallery [Kartika Affandi-Köberl] is an accomplished painter who also happens to be a woman. These two aspects of Kartika are connected in so far as they both spring from and in...