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Drawing Pen, Acrylic on Canvas | 260 x 325 cm Carla Bianpoen The painting is a juxtaposition of the revolutionary spirit that surged in France and spread to other parts of the world, including the island of Java. Similar to the power struggle between the monarchy and the bourgeois in France, the struggle for the sole power over the Sultanate of Mataram on Java eventually brought about a breakage: in France Charles X was toppled, while the struggle on Java resulted in two separate entities namely Yogjakarta and Surakarta. The painter Eugene Delacroix was deeply moved by the revolution in his country, and his emotion deepened with literature accentuating the drama even further. Infused with such emotion Delacroix created his famous painting La Liberté guidant le people, with Marianne, as the French symbol held the tricolor flag high above her head as a sign that the country was ruled by freedom. The revolution ...

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Drawing Pen, Acrylic on Canvas | 150 x 150 cm | 2017 Sebelum Semenanjung Korea dianeksasi oleh Jepang pada tahun 1910, wilayah tersebut dikuasai oleh serangkaian kerajaan yang didirikan pendatang yang kebanyakan berasal dari Cina. Konflik antara Korea Utara dan Selatan memiliki jejak sejarah yang panjang. Seperti yang terjadi pada banyak negara lainnya, termasuk Indonesia, akhir Perang Dunia II menggoreskan berbagai perbatasan baru. Di Korea, Uni Soviet dan Amerika Serikat membelah Korea menjadi dua, yang kemudian secara resmi membentuk Rakyat Demokratik Republik Korea Utara dan Republik Korea, dua sisi Korea yang kini terbelah di 38 derajat lintang utara –dan ini kenapa perbatasan antara kedua negara sering disebut sebagai ‘38th parallel’. Dalam dua tahun berikutnya, ketegangan antara kedua Korea ini terus meningkat. Pada tanggal 25 Juni 1950, militer Korea Utara menyeberangi perbatasan dan melakukan invasi atas Korea Selatan. Tindakan ini memulai Perang Korea yang berlangsung selama tiga tahun dan memakan korban sekitar dua ...

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Carla Bianpoen Eddy Susanto’s work for Art Stage Jakarta highlights occultism as a shared phenomenon between Java’s Joyoboyo prophecies of happenings to come and the hidden messages in Leonardo Davinci’s master piece The Last Supper. Occultism in this sense refers to the psychic or magical or secretive codes embedded in mathematical and astrological signs or inverted writing in Leonardo da Vinci’s work that Vatican researcher Sabrina Sforza Galitzia’s translation in 2010 claims to predict, among others, an apocalyptic flood that would sweep the globe from March 21 to November 4006. Occultism in the Javanese tradition is found in the Prophesies of Jayabaya which were chronicled in the book of Musasar dated 1749, composed by Prince Wijil I. The prophesies related to several eras until the end of time. While it is true that the issue of the end of the world pops up ever so often, Eddy Susanto chooses to link the Italian painter Leonardo DaVinci ...

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