1748 Indonesian Hindu Art - Hanuman - Cirebon Wayang Batik
Ramayan Scene in Batik - Hanuman - Cirebon Wayang Batik Tulis Artwork
A rare gorgeous unique artwork
The scene is from the Hindu epic: Ramayan and was created using the Batik technique in Cirebon, Indonesia.
The painting depicts Hanuman with his tail on fire - when Hanuman sets fire to Ravan's Lanka in his service to Lord Rama to save Sita, Rama's wofe who had been abducted by Ravana and taken to Lanka.
The amazing aesthetic is the work of Late Pak Tomik - a master artist who has left us a legacy of a phenomenal body of work.
Note the elaborate flickers of fire on Hanuman's arms an tail. Note the detailed checkered loin cloth.
Note the fine details in every flower and leaf
The depiction of the clouds (mega mendung) is typical of the batiks of Cirebon in Java, Indonesia.
This fabulous work has been hand-drawn as a wall artwork. This is art for the sake of art into which the master has poured out his creativity and paid great attention to the details and to the balance of the visual.
A legendary work using chanting 0, the skill of Pak Tomik can't be matched by the hands of most modern pembatiks in Trusmi Batik village.
Size: 105 x 270cm
A painting of this quality is a commanding piece. And the fact that it has been created in Batik makes it more appealing.
This is one of the masterpieces that I will be happy to live with forever.