Philosophy of Life in Painting

Bali has many tradition and culture. The tradition and culture make a different thing in Bali. Tradition and culture make other thing like art. The art in Bali has the uniqueness example: the painting. There are some characteristic of painting in Bali and the most old and unique one is Kamasan Painting.

Kamasan village is located in Klungkung Regency, Bali. It is about 43 km from Denpasar. When mentioning the name of Kamasan village, our memory will be led to the image of canvas decorated with puppet characters. Kamasan has already been very identical to traditional classic puppet painting. From generation to generation, the residents of Kamasan remain to get involved in the art inherited from their ancestors.

Kamasan is a traditional painting artist community. Due to intimacy and long development of the traditional painting, the artists described the results of their painting have the style of its own, namely the traditional Kamasan painting.

The theme of Kamasan painting contains many elements of the art and philosophical meanings taken from the famous Ramayana and Mahabharata epic including the form of pawukon (calendar) and palelindon.

Well, Kamasan painting are the one of famous painting in Bali except the Ubud characteristic and Le Mayour in Sanur.


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