We weren't allowed to take photos inside the galleries, so I'll have to rely yet again on Google Images for the pictures below [see also the slideshow here for a tour of the museum]. Some of these paintings we didn't see, and two of our favorites, one of his mother in 1949, the other a political image from the independence period, I couldn't find online.
Affandi's wife and daughter.
Affandi, with his thickly applied paint, is often compared to Van Gogh. Here's are two obvious reasons for the linkage:
The 1976 Colt Gallant Affandi re-designed to resemble a fish.
(from internet — better pool pic than ours)
I was pleased to find when googling that Affandi had painted a picture of an andong, one of the horse-drawn carriages that are so much a feature of Yogyakarta traffic. This gives me an excuse to conclude with photos of a recent acquisition, from Confetti in Kemang, an old foot-operated andong bell, manufactured about fifty years ago in NYC.
Our bell. The inscription on the top reads "VELVET TONE BELL CO NY USA."
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