Dewa Putu Bedil (1921-1999)
Dewa Putu Bedil (1921 – 1999; Padangtegal, Gianyar, Bali) was one of the youngest members of the Pitamaha artists’ association in Ubud during the 1930s. Most of his works are inspered by village life. They usually include large figures of the people, especially their heads and upper bodies, in soft pastel colors. These were aesthetic features which he learned from Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch, 1895 -1978). Bedil usually uses bright colors. Collections : Taman Budaya (Denpasar, Bali), Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam, Holand), Rijkmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Leiden, Holland). Exhibitions : Museum Nasional (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, 1996), Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997).