Two paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics designated as national heritage objects

Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics
Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics. (Source: jakarta-tourism)

Jakarta, IO – The Education, Culture, Research and Technology Ministry (Kemendikbudristek) has designated two paintings – Pengantin Revolusi by Hendra Gunawan and Prambanan/Seko by S. Sudjojono as national heritage objects.

Head of Jakarta Cultural Agency Iwan Henry Wardhana said the decisions, stipulated in Dikbudristek Minister Decree 415/M/2022, have gone through several stages of review by cultural heritage expert team at the provincial and national level.

“This is the result of efforts and commitment to increase the number of cultural heritage collection in museums managed by the Jakarta provincial government. The two paintings are the core collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics which showcase events after Indonesia’s independence,” said Iwan, Saturday (19/11).

The two paintings were the works of Indonesia’s highly-regarded painting maestros. Hendra Gunawan is known for his distinctive style in painting the actual conditions of the Indonesian people during the revolutionary period by capturing the events and people around them in an intimate manner.

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Meanwhile, S. Sudjojono is an Indonesian fine art maestro from North Sumatra who has earned the moniker of Father of Indonesian Modern Art because he was the first Indonesian artist to introduce modernism into Indonesian fine arts scene. (un)