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Adolfs: Generic beauty in the Dutch East Indies

  • Bruce W. Carpenter


DENPASAR,BALI | Sun, March 29 2009 | 01:13 pm

PREMIUM To begin with, there can be no doubt that this sumptuous work is a must, in spite of its steep price, for the library of anyone interested in the Indonesian art scene or Dutch colonial lifestyle from 1920 to 1940.
That said, while the ostensible subject of this immense tome, the self-taught artist Gerard Pieter Adolfs, produced some competent and even good work (my favorites ar...