Renato Cristiano: A Journey Through Painting

 
9789814068932: Renato Cristiano: A Journey Through Painting

Renato Cristiano: A Journey Through Painting documents the life and art of a remarkable Italian artist who first achieved great success in the 1950s as an acclaimed abstract artist whose work is included in the collection of numerous Western institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 1955 marked the year of Cristiano's arrival in Bali after a circuitous journey through the Far East in search of adventure and inspiration. There he became acquainted with and grew to be part of the lively expatriate artist community during a time of great political and social change in Indonesia. Among one of his first patrons was President Sukarno, whose keen eye for art drew him to Cristiano and led to his personal acquaintance with the Italian artist. Like many expatriate artists before him, Cristiano's life and work is inextricably interwoven with the Island of the Gods, especially after his marriage to his Balinese wife Wayan Nesa. Cristiano is currently recognised as one of the most talented artists working in Bali after World War II, and this book is not only a stunning visual retrospective of more than a half-century of work, but also the intriguing tale about an individual of great artistic insight and perception. Author Bruce W. Carpenter, an expert on the stories and personalities of the place and era, strives to open new vistas in this book on a seminal figure in Balinese expatriate art.

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Published by Mon Decor Gallery (2004)
ISBN 10: 9814068934 ISBN 13: 9789814068932
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Book Description Mon Decor Gallery, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. 60 p. Includes: illustrations, index. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE.0018158

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