Art And Design

  • Cubism

    A man looks at art during a press preview for "Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection " a major exhibition of the essential Cubists—Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Tuesday. The exhibition will mark the first time that the Collection is shown in its entirety. It features 81 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture: 17 by Braque, 15 by Gris, 15 by Léger, and 34 by Picasso. (AFP/ Timothy A. Clary)

  • Carving by eye, Kamoro style

    The wood carvings of the Asmat people of Papua are famous throughout the world. However, the Kamoro people who live near Timika, the capital of Mimika regency, have a tradition of carving that rivals their peers in other parts of the province.

  • Wood & Good offers a modern look at tradition

    Since ancient times, wood has played an important role in human life. It is the material used to build houses, make utensils and create fuel. But wood also represents the cultural identities of many regions and ethnic groups.

  • ‘ParaBola’ cartoonists look at soccer’s other side

    The Red-and-White may not have made it to Brazil, but that’s not stopping a group of local cartoonists from “participating” in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

  • Artists depart from high art in ‘Manifesto #4’

    The biannual grand exhibition at the National Gallery in Central Jakarta features reflections on the daily life of a modern society.

  • Arbotics:Transmutation art and science

    An exhibition aims to fuse the surging streams of art and science, showcasing works of art that represent scientific curiosity and artistic imagination by means of robotic play.

  • ‘No Country’: Common borders in contemporary art

    A contemporary art exhibition is exploring the intertwined histories of nations in South and Southeast Asia and the dynamic relations that challenge typical definitions of the regions.

  • Tracing art forgeries

    A group of art enthusiasts has released a book on identifying fake paintings in an effort to provide reference for fellow collectors to avoid buying forgeries while encouraging discussion of fiding solutions.

  • From Java to the world

    Wayang puppet maker Mulyono of Gunungan art workshop has expanded his mastery in the Javanese-style art by creating gunungan, or mountain symbols seen in wayang shows, with batik-style carvings from Pekalongan, Central Java.

  • Dressing the dancers

    The village of Sukawati in Gianyar has held fast to its arts and traditions that date back centuries.

    Where other communities look to make souvenirs of their traditional arts and crafts; in Sukawati, people continue to create items needed for performances or temple ceremonies.

  • ‘Banten’ captures pure colors of Bali

    Scenes of Bali have never before been exposed in the way that Jan Peter van Opheusden paints them.

    In the “Banten” painting exposition, which runs until April 11 at the Erasmus Huis building in South Jakarta, the renowned Dutch colorist presents daily life in Bali the way he experiences it.

  • Paris Art Fair

    Chinese artist Li Wei performs in the Grand Palais during the Paris Art Fair, in Paris, on Thursday. Art Paris Art Fair, which runs from the 27th to the 30th of March 2014, brings together some 140 galleries from 20 countries under the dome of the Grand Palais. (AP/Thibault Camus)

  • Batik with an Italian touch

    Batik is moving to a new level.

    One of Italy’s oldest fashion schools, Koefia, has not only included batik fashion in its curriculum, but has also paraded its stylish designs on the catwalk.

  • ‘Discourse of the Past’ Titarubi’s take on history

    Titarubi, whose work has been collected and exhibited throughout Asia and Europe, displayed five pieces in the exhibition, including sculptures, installations and a drawing series.

  • Mahendra Yasa’s leap from the ordinary

    Painter Gede Mahendra Yasa rarely included Balinese elements in his previous works because he preferred the Western contemporary style.

  • Sculptors make their mark near Borobudur

    In the hamlet of Prumpung in Muntilan, Central Java, several hundred people make their living as sculptors. The craft is traditional: They claim to be the direct descendants those who built Borobudur temple, which lies about 12 kilometers away.

  • Duck men of Tengkulak

    As a youngster growing up in the wood carving village of Tengkulak on Ubud’s outskirts, Ngurah Umum learned to sculpt the masks needed in religious dances.

  • Decoding batik

    To know batik better, especially why premium batik cloth can cost millions of rupiah for a cloth measuring around 1 by 1.5 meters, the first thing is to recognize the definition of batik.

  • From trash to glittering jewelry

    The sounds of hammers and saws emerge from a house in Malang, East Java, blending with music in the background. Inside, four workers craft silver jewelry.

  • GOLD, GLOWING DRESSES of the night

    Three fashion designers — Anne Avantie, Priyo Oktaviano and Dian Pelangi — recently shared their artistic interpretation of traditional fabric.

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