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AD Pirous: Islamic painting pioneer

  • Carla Bianpoen


Jakarta | Sat, March 17 2012 | 03:54 pm

PREMIUM At 80 years, Pirous, an artist considered a pioneer of Islamic painting in Indonesia, is as energetic and fit as ever before. Speaking at Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, to hundreds of guests who had come for his 80th birthday celebration on March 11, he vividly recalled the moment of his epiphany.

It was at the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art), he revealed. He was studying in America (1969-70) ...