Presidential Palace Masterpiece Paintings Exhibited during August

8 Aug 2016

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has decided  that in conjunction with Indonesia’s  71st. years commemoration of Independence Day on 17 August 1945, a number of the  precious art collections  that are in the Presidential palaces should be opened for the public to admire and enjoy. Carrying the theme : 17/71, beginning 1st August to 30th August 2016 throughout one month only,  28  original outstanding paintings by master painters from  Raden Saleh, Affandi, Basoeki Abdullah, Miguel Covarrubias, Walter Spies and more, including one by President Soekarno can be viewed at the Galeri Nasional, at Medan Merdeka Timur,  Gambir, Central Jakarta.

This is the first time that a collection of the Presidential Palace has been  moved  to be shown outside the palace. We hope that this collection will inspire the public, said  Minister, Secretary of State Pratikno.  The largest number of the paintings were collected by Indonesia’s first president Soekarno, who was wellknown for his love of the Arts. The paintings are inventory of the Palaces in Jakarta, BogorCipanas and Yogyakartasaid the Presidential Palace release.

Paintings exhibited show Indonesian scenes during the people’s revolt against colonialism for National Independence, from the time of Prince Diponegoro in the early 1800’s to the 1950s.

They are as follows :  

1.       Affandi, Laskar Rakyat Mengatur Siasat, 1946

2.        Affandi, Potret H.O.S. Tjokroaminoto, 1946

3.        Basoeki Abdullah, Pangeran Diponegoro Memimpin Perang, 1949

4.        Dullah, Persiapan Gerilya, 1945.

5.        Harijadi Sumadidjaja, Awan Berarak Jalan Bersimpang, 1955

6.        Harijadi Sumadidjaja, Biografi II di Malioboro, 1949

7.        Henk Ngantung, Memanah, 1943 (original reproduction by Haris Purnomo)

8.        Kartono Yudhokusumo, Pertempuran di Pengok, 1949

9.        Raden Saleh, Penangkapan Pangeran Diponegoro, 1857

10.    S.Sudjojono, Di Depan Kelambu Terbuka, 1939

11.    S. Sudjojono, Kawan-kawan Revolusi, 1947.

12.    S. Sudjojono, Markas Laskar di Bekas Gudang Beras Tjikampek, 1964

13.    S. Sudjojono, Mengungsi, 1950

14.    S. Sudjojono. Sekko (Perintis Gerilya), 1949

15.    Sudjono Abdullah, Diponegoro, 1947

16.    Trubus Sudarsono, Potret R.A. Kartini, 1946/7 17

17.   Gambiranom Suhardi, Potret Jenderal Sudirman, 1956

18.    Soerono, Ketoprak, 1950

19.    Ir. Sukarno, Rini, 1958

20.    Lee Man-Fong, Margasatwa dan Puspita Nusantara, 1961

21.    Rudolf Bonnet, Penari-penari Bali sedang Berhias, 1954

22.    Hendra Gunawan, Kerokan, 1955

23.    Diego Rivera, Gadis Melayu dengan Bunga, 1955

24.    Miguel Covarrubias, Empat Gadis Bali dengan Sajen, between 1933-1936

25.    Walter Spies, Kehidupan di Borobudur di Abad ke-9, 1930

26.    Ida Bagus Made Nadera, Fadjar Menjinsing, 1949

27.    Srihadi Soedarsono, Tara, 1977

28.    Mahjuddin, Pantai Karang Bolong, unidentified (between 1950s)


The Exhibition is at:

Galeri Nasional Indonesia

Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur 14

Gambir, Jakarta Pusat 10110

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