Balinese bar man

Pic of the Week – 27 February 2006

Balinese primitive art: a colourful head on a black-and-white body

by Kay McMahon © 1995

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Kay adds:

“Dave and I came across this colourful character on holiday in Bali just over ten years ago. We were drinking in a bar across the road from our hotel on Sanur Beach and couldn’t resist taking a photo.

“A lot of the art on Bali is in this primitive, almost naive style, with clear, simple line drawings and bright colours. But the monochrome of the rest of the painting really throws the colourful head into sharp relief.”