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Beggar
2001-01258
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Why this is a
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Such scenes of deprivation are familiar in many of his 1940s Indonesian works. In this painting, however, one may see an emergence of free-flowing expressive and spontaneous techniques. The intensity of the image is created by a series of frenetic and swirling lines, coupled with the choice of strong warm colours. The inscription at the bottom right reads “Burung Hitam + Matahari + Manusia” (Black Bird + Sun + Man). The first two terms have deep symbolic meanings; the sun is the source of life, the black bird is death - a recollection of his earlier 1945 painting of a dying bird- and Man seems destined to stand precariously between his source and his demise.

History of the Object
In 1949, Affandi travelled to India to study at the Shantiniketan University. Beggar is a work completed in India.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Oil on canvas 
Measurements
H: 169 x W: 85 cm 
Creator name
Affandi 
Creator date
1907 – 1990 
Where it was made
India 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 1950's 
Function
Art Work 
Acquisition
This painting was acquired from Sotheby’s (S) Pte Ltd on 4th April 2001. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Singapore Art Museum 
Museum
Singapore Art Museum 
Credit line
 

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