Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Indonesia Best Humor Books Collection

I, Con: The Autobiography of Paul Conrad, Editorial Cartoonist Paperback – December 15, 2006
by Paul Conrad (Author)

To some, Paul Conrad can best be described as a "force of nature." I Con, The Autobiography of Paul Conrad explores the life of this three-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and one of the most distinguished political cartoonists in the world, who was chief editorial cartoonist of the Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wayang is Like A Religion

The Dalang Ki Manteb Sudarsono in His Wayang Kulit Performance

Wayang is a Javanese word for particular kinds of theatre. When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra in Java, and by gender wayang in Bali.
UNESCO designated wayang kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003. In return for the acknowledgment, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage.

Best Known Painter from Indonesia

Raden Saleh in 1872

Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (1807 or 1811 - April 23, 1880) is one of the best known painters from Indonesia and a pioneer of modern Indonesian art.
He was considered to be the first modern artist from the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), and his paintings corresponded with nineteenth-century romanticism which was popular in Europe at the time. He also expressed his cultural roots and inventiveness in his work.

Early life and career
Raden Saleh, was born into a noble Javanese family. He was grandson of Sayyid Abdullah Bustaman from his mother's side. His father was Sayyid Husen bin Alwi bin Awal bin Yahya, an Indonesian of Arab descent.

European sojourn
Young Raden Saleh was first taught in Bogor by the Belgian artist A.J. Payen. Payen acknowledged the youth's talent, and persuaded the colonial government of the Netherlands to send Raden Saleh to the Netherlands to study art. He arrived in Europe in 1829 and began to study under Cornelius Kruseman and Andries Schelfhout.