Painting : Self Portrait (Hariadi Selobinangun - 1962)

Title : "Self Portrait"

Artist : Hariadi Selobinangun

Year : 1962

Oil on canvas.

Dimension : 120 x 90 cms.

The painting “Potret Diri” (1962) shows a distinctive appearance of an Indonesian painter: donning a fedora, overcoat, and a green scarf. This portrat signifies the artist’s sense of confidence who lived around the revolutionary period of independence struggle. They sought a new Indonesia by synthesising tradition and modernity, but also often actualising themselves with modern idioms. Hariadi is also renowned for his monumental painting, “Jalan Berarak, Awan Bersimpang” (Walking in Lines, Clouds Traversing).