Art From Bali

Roland Smeets is the author of the new impressive book, Understanding Balinese Woodcarvings History and their meaning 1920-2020, Language English, Author Roland Smeets ISBN 9789090338736 size 35x29cm hardcover 3 cm thick, full colour 300 pages more than 600 pictures, hundreds of stories and tales, 3,7 Kilo! a collector’s item on its own...Price Euro 145,-
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With 300 pages and more then 300 hundreds statues with description, and 600 photographs, this is the ultimate guide about Balinese woodcarvings. Autodidact and Balinese wood carving expert Roland Smeets brings the statues from Bali back to live.  Never before was there a book where  mythology statues, gods and figures not only getting the right name, but you can also read about the history of woodcarving, you will find hundreds of Hindu and other mythology stories and forgotten tales, revealing at last the meaning of the statues. Although Art Deco statues have much less to tell, the book contains also interesting facts and Art Deco statues.
Roland did study Wayang, Ramayana, Mahabharata and Kamasan paintings, Tantri tales and many other fables in combination with the 300 statues from his stunning collection. The information on internet and even famous auction houses is so bad that this catalogue is not only for the common collector, but also experts can upgrade their knowhow on a large scale.
This ones flourishing art did lost the interest of the new generations, not only in the western world but also in Bali. Roland his main goal was to preserve the history of Balinese woodcarvings and their meaning, still till today, he support many woodcarvers in Bali to keep this art, the stories, and their meaning alive. The Balinese are also very enthusiastic about this book and is known till the famous Museum Puri Lukisan. With buying this book you support also some woodcarvers in Bali. ISBN 9789090338736


Roland smeets

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