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Sunset
1997-02075
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

In Sunset, Basoeki depicts a mesmerising scene of the sun setting and casting dark orange rays onto the padi fields of Indonesia. Associated to the genre of the Mooi Indie (Beautiful Indies) school of landscape painting, the work extols a sense of calm and serenity; the idealised beauty of the Indonesian lands and the physical wealth of the nation through its agrarian bounty, suggestive of the nature and virtues of their communities.

History of the Object
Popular during the first half of the 20th century, idyllic landscapes like this were criticised by a group of nationalist painters led by S Sudjojono. For S Sudjojono the imageries – repetitive, touristic and inexpressive – represented the decadent nature of Indonesian art that were unreflective of the true and harsh social and political realities of the times.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Oil on canvas 
Measurements
H: 59.5 x W: 99.6 cm 
Creator name
Basoeki Abdullah 
Creator date
1915 – 1994 
Where it was made
Indonesia 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; Undated 
Function
 
Acquisition
This painting was acquired through Yi Gallery Pte Ltd on 27th February 1997. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Singapore Art Museum 
Museum
Singapore Art Museum 
Credit line
 

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