Mask Dancer Painting-DSW4-0777
About Mask Dancer Painting
This is a painting of a mask dancer. This original painting takes a Balinese theme. This painting is made of oil paint with canvas stretch medium. This mask dancer painting was made by a native Balinese artist.
Getting to know Balinese Mask
Balinese mask is one of the arts and crafts originating from the Island of the Gods. Balinese masks are often presented in the form of performances, ranging from dance, theater, to performances or a combination of the three. Masks are face coverings with various characters. Masks are also often used as entertainment, toys, extensions, and so on. There are various materials for making masks. Starting from paper, wood, some are even made using clay.
Bali is one of the areas whose culture is well known to foreign countries. In fact, the various arts are so unique and interesting. So that it makes the eye that looks at it will be stunned. This is one of the reasons why Balinese art still survives today.
Mask art is one of the most famous Balinese arts. When viewed from the manufacture, the mask is included in the type of chisel. However, this art is also included in the performing arts, because Balinese dances generally use masks as props. This art has existed since prehistoric times. Usually this art is often found in the community who adheres to animism and dynamism beliefs. The people there also believe that masks that are used as displays and dance masks have their own meaning. Can be a repellent reinforcements, cure disease, bring rain, and so forth.
The Function and Meaning of Balinese Mask Dance
The function of the mask performance is as an accompaniment for the ceremony at the temple and outside the temple. Such as the Dewa Yadnya ceremony, the Rsi Yandya ceremony, the human ceremony and the Pitra Yadnya ceremony. Meanwhile, what is staged at the Pitra Yadnya ceremony is like a mask show which often takes the dragon banda play. Furthermore, the welcoming ceremony generally takes the birth of Kebo Iwa and others.
Not Just Entertainment
Balinese masks are not just entertainment. Because, behind it there is a meaning and its own meaning. Generally, Balinese mask dances contain local knowledge. The storyline also comes from historical stories or legend stories. Or it could also tell the history of the royal lineage that is carried out in scenes of everyday life.
In addition, Balinese mask dances can also tell about efforts to conquer other occupations or efforts to evacuate someone. During the show, later there will be someone who plays the opposing kingdom by wearing foreign costumes or guises. In fact, there is also someone who plays a role in a funny costume, whose job is to invite admiration and laughter from the audience so that they are not too tense. However, we can’t see it all the time. Because, Balinese mask dances only exist on certain days. For example, the mask of Sang Hyang Dedari or Sang Hyang Legong. The dance will generally be staged on the feast of Pagerwesi. There is also a Brutuk mask dance or Betara Brutuk which is staged in Trunyan Kintamani Village.