Bali and Java's Kamasan

Troy Eittreim Surreal Digital Art finds inspiration in traditional Balinese Kamasan painting. Said to seek balance in the cosmos, these highly ornate works are filled with fantastical figures and wild creatures. Many date back to 15th century Javanese Gelgel Kingdom. But, if one looks close enough, he can trace the style further back, via historic maritime spice trade routes, to 10th-century India!
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Below is a series of highlights from the extraordinary exhibition of traditional Balinese painting at Ubud’s Museum Puri Lukisan, which finishes on .

Bali Island, Kerta Gosa, the Hall of Justice in Klungkung

Bali Island, Kerta Gosa, the Hall of Justice in Klungkung

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Ketut Madra and 100 Years of Balinese Wayang Painting, an exhibition at  Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, 7 October to 7 November 2013 9am-6pm daily. The show includes 69 paintings by Ketut Madra and 23 other artists. #Balineseart #Ubud #Bali

Ketut Madra and 100 Years of Balinese Wayang Painting, an exhibition at Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, 7 October to 7 November 2013 daily. The show includes 69 paintings by Ketut Madra and 23 other artists.

Bali Kamasan - DEMON GENERAL, FLAG (KOBER), 1920,... on MutualArt.com

Bali Kamasan - DEMON GENERAL, FLAG (KOBER), 1920,... on MutualArt.com

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Love the stylized trees and surrated auras around the figures!

Love the stylized trees and surrated auras around the figures!

Love the stylized ornate rendering.

Love the stylized ornate rendering.

The faces of gods and refined good humans are light brown or beige, while bad characters are brown and red. Size matters. The most powerful, oldest and highest in rank are also the biggest.

The faces of gods and refined good humans are light brown or beige, while bad characters are brown and red. The most powerful, oldest and highest in rank are also the biggest.

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The faces of gods and refined good humans are light brown or beige, while bad characters are brown and red. The most powerful, oldest and highest in rank are also the biggest.

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