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Affandi (1907 - 1990)
The BeggerDate: 1974
Technique: Oil on canvas
Museum: Indonesian National Gallery
Size: 99 x 129 cm,
Notes: In this painting seen beggar renta body buttonhole which sit to await decentgiving from one who pass. depiction of old body pass line sucker emiting a stream of, emphasizing expression grief of that beggar. Black brown which build body buttonhole, and also colour accentuation turn yellow greenness as background, progressively sharpen dismal atmosphere which woke up in entirety expression.
Buttonhole beggar choice as object in painting not get out of its empathy at life of society under. Affandi is easy felt moved emotionally, at the same time life adventurer which is full (of) rongsok vitality. objects and ordinary people always its empathy. For the reason, he is often conceived of by a humanist in its paintings. In so many statement and his painting, he often says that sun, foot/feet and hand represent its life symbol. Sun represent manifestation from spirit of life. Hand show hard attitude in have masterpiece and realize all its idea. Foot/Feet represent symbolic manifestation from motivation to continue advancing stroke in experiencing life. That symbol (it) is true represent experience crytalization and Affandi attitude to life, and also its long and hard artistry journey process. Pass beggar buttonhole in this painting, hard life experience kristalisasi and empathy to that grief can be read.
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