Affandi (an Aside)

His paintings were fist exhibited at Cornell University in 1962.

affand1

He customized his own sports car to look like a fish, complete with a spoiler.

Seorang Pria Duduk_Affandi_001

He spent two years in India, around 1949-51, painting, and for what many thought to be his most creative years.

affandi-museum

In 1954, his work was exhibited in the Venice Biennale, where he won an award for his work and contribution to the exhibition.

affandi2

He traveled all over Europe, exhibiting his paintings in Paris, London, Brussels, and Rome.

Andong_AFFANDI _001

Largely just for a break from my typical routines, yesterday I went to the Affandi Museum in Yogyakarta.

affandi

It was a welcome distraction.  Unlike most, perhaps, I seemed to respond most to his early works, before his pioneering style had really formed.  I also really loved his drawings.  Simple, spontaneous, and full of energy.

affandi-dead

Mostly, I think, I loved the since of freedom and play he sustained throughout his work and career.

affandi3

Born in 1907, and died in 1990, and Affandi left behind a remarkable and deep body of work.  Full of life and originality.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s