Painting : The Forest (Widayat - 1973)

Title : "The Forest"

Artist : Widayat

Year : 1973

Oil on canvas.

Dimension : 100 x 70 cm.

Flora and Fauna are Widayat’s favorite themes. “Hutan” (1973) captures more the ‘essence of the forest’ rather than depicting the natural scenery it self or its beauty. Later he also began to introduce other elements. Some observers have described his work as “Magical Decorative”. Widayat has the most important place in the history of Indonesian painting, which won him the Anugerah Seni Award in 1971.