Updated: Apr 12, 2020
Bird of paradise.
Another Legong dance
With this painting I stay in the theme of the Legong Balinese dance, within my series of paintings about Indonesia. The first one was about Legong and Bali in general but here I am interested in a specific dance , the CANDRAWASIH or "birds of paradise" dance. The main character is a Legong dancer dressed in the traditional dress worn for this specific dance, which imitates the colors, shapes and movements of the birds of paradise. On her dress, I've painted flowers seen in Bali. Around the dancer we can see other flowers themselves called the birds of paradise.
This dance was the most appealing to me as I have a special love for birds. Maybe it's because they seem so free... and I guess we all want to feel like that.
The explanation is focused on this specific painting, but to understand where the whole idea comes from, why I did this collection, please read my artist statement on my collection ‘BEAUTY OF US’, by clicking the link: