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Permanent Exhibition of Anak Agung Made Djelantik’s Watercolor Paintings in Arma Museum  

by on Friday, 11 January 2008No Comment | 2,046 views

A permanent exhibition room in Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) is immortalized as Anak Agung Made Djelantik Room to honour Anak Agung Made Djelantik’s dedication for art and culture of Bali especially Balinese painting. This permanent exhibition room houses the watercolor paintings of Anak Agung Made Djelantik, the founder of Bali Walter Spies Foundation and the Honorary President of German Walter Spies Society. A strong bond between Walter Spies and Anak Agung Made Djelantik is showed by the position of this new room that is next to Walter Spies Room.

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Left to Right: Bulan Trisna Djelantik (the doughter), Anak Agung Rai (owner of ARMA), Horst Jordt (President Walter Spies Society Germany), and the picture of Anak Agung Made Djelantik

The watercolor paintings of Anak Agung Made Djelantik which are exhibited here depict the fateful events in Anak Agung Made Djelantik life, from early in the childhood up to retirement years. The theme of the paintings range from the black magic to culture shock, from temple to boat race, in short the themes of the paintings cover all aspects of Anak Agung Made Djelantik life.

Watercolor paintings are not the only attractions in this room. Anak Agung Made Djelantik room also houses a sacred Kris dagger, an heirloom of the Karangasem Kingdom that its origin can be traced back to the era of Majapahit Kingdom in the 11th century. Side by side with the old dagger is an old violin of Anak Agung Made Djelantik that he played in the last hours of his wife’s life gives a sentimental touch to this room. The biography of Anak Agung Made Djelantik that is entitled “The Birth Mark”, a memoir which records the fateful events in his life entitled “Against All Odds” along with the books written by him and articles on him from various newspapers are also exhibited here. In short this permanent exhibition room reflects the personality and life of the multitalented Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik.

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