To the delight and shrieks of many toddlers and preschoolers, Australian children’s entertainment group Hi-5 made a colorful return to Jakarta for a series of shows at Gandaria City mall’s Skenoo Hall over the past weekend.
The purple, yellow and blue dots of the triptych commands the viewer’s attention with their stark use of striking colors, which are reminiscent of the Composition series by early 20th century painter Piet Mondrian. Titled “Disproving Spiritualism,” the pieces by Irfan Hendrian reflect the creator’s artistic influences.
A fast-paced modern lifestyle can be stressful. With deadlines and demands around the clock, there is very little time for us to relax and recharge our body and mind.
First introduced by famed illustrator and artist Wedha Abdul Rasyid in 1990 when he was still working for popular teen magazine Hai!, the style has been studied by many graphic illustrators around the world and now more than 20 years later Wedha has legions of aspiring illustrators pursuing this “Wedhaism” movement.
The golden dragon marked a striking contrast to the lacquered maroon color of the jar. The motif, which is an age-old symbol of good luck, perhaps delivered just that to the merchant who used it to transport cargo ranging from wine to spices throughout Indonesia. Made in the 19th century during the reign of the Ching Dynasty, the days of the jar’s use as a utilitarian item has long gone. But the appeal behind its clean, simple aesthetic lines and ornate decoration remain, making the jar a prized collector’s item.
Comments on the current human condition have been aired in many ways, both literally and artistically. Some must be studied to grasp the essence, while others hit you in the face. Like many times in the past, a dismal political and social situation offers artists a ready made theme for their artistic creations.
The figures surrounded onlookers on all sides, fixing them with their impassive gaze. Clad in a colorful outfit reminiscent of African or Caribbean dancers, one is tempted to see them move effortlessly to an unknown beat. Nearby, a row of traditional Indian dancers donning ceramic tiles stopped visitors in their tracks; their active, dynamic poses making an impression.
Not many actors can easily step in front of the camera, move behind the scenes to write, and take to the stage for a play, but Mark Gatiss does it effortlessly. The British actor and writer only recently finished a London run of the play “Coriolanus” with Tom Hiddleston for three and a half months. Sometime in between, he awed TARDIS fans worldwide by writing a TV movie for the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who.” By creating, writing and acting in the BBC drama “Sherlock,” Gatiss finds his life in great balance.
Jakarta socialite Victoria M. Supit, or Vicky, is considered a fashion icon among the city’s creme de la creme. Always impeccably dressed, the tall, slim lady loves to match her well-tailored suits and dresses with a pair of killer stilettos. Not everyone is aware, however, that she often dons many of her own one-off designs.