Friday, July 13, 2012

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad - Legendary painter Bali

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad - Legendary painter Bali
I Gusti Nyoman Lempad (1862-1978), 116 years-old, was born in the village of Bedahulu in Gianyar, south-central Bali, 1862. And died 25 April 1978. Was originally known as the Bali stone sculptor and architect (undagi in Bali) who built palaces and temples in Ubud and neighboring villages there. Lempad has been part of Balinese painting. He is the source of inspiration that never dry for the following generations of art. The history and development of Balinese painting is inseparable from them.

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad many create artwork. Throughout his life Lempad never far from the wood, paper, pencil or India ink. One interesting aspect of the job is imperfection. He loved all of his work unfinished, because from there he can accomplish by his inspiration. Although the tool he used to paint very simple. But that is where we can see the power lines and thoroughness. He rarely highlight color, except to introduce accent or to strengthen a particular pattern.

Many of Lempad's works were collected by the artist Walter Spies (German, 1895-1942). When Nazi Germany invaded Holland in 1940, Spies and other German nationals living in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) were arrested by the colonial authorities. Spies brought along with him to Batavia (Jakarta) a series of ten drawings by Lempad of the Brayut folk tale, which he left for safekeeping with his friend M. Bruyns.

Not hard to find the residence of painter I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Just walk along the 500 m towards the east Puri Ubud and will see the sign board. Whoever you ask, must know where his house. Lempad has been part of Balinese painting. He is the source of inspiration that never dry for the following generations of art. The history and development of Balinese painting is inseparable from them.

The work of his paintings can be seen at his home, Puri Ubud, Neka Museum Ubud, Denpasar Art Center, Tropen Museum (Amsterdam), Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Leiden), the Museum fur Volkenkunda Basel (Germany).

Various awards have been received by IGustiNyomanLempad. Among them are: Piagam Anugerah Seni (Indonesia, 1970), Wijaya Kusuma (Indonesia , 1975), Dharma Kusuma (Bali, 1982).

Collection:
Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam)
Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Leiden)
Museum fur Volkenkunde (Basel)

Exhibitions:
East West Center (Honolulu, 1998)
Singapore Art Museum (1994)
Museum Nasional (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995)
Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, 1996)
Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997)







I Gusti Nyoman Lempad - Legendary painter Bali
 Several paintings by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad