"Out fishing" - two East Timorese fishermen from Dili out for a 'harvest'.
In the distance, an immense sculpture of Jesus Christ stands impressively perched atop the mountain.
Timor: The Dawning of a New Nation
400 years under the Portuguese, and the last 24 years under the
Indonesians, the East Timorese concluded on 30 August 1999 through a
national referendum, that the time had come for their realization of
self-determination. As events to follow the referendum clearly
displayed to the world, however, it seemed that Indonesia was not
prepared to let her go so easily, lest they were interpreted as
giving a green light to Aceh and Ambon to secede. Despite what then
proved to be tremendous obstacles, with a determination to succeed,
the East Timorese picked up the ashes of their destruction and have
started the process of reconstruction. Efforts to assist in the birth
of a new nation have been forthcoming - but, are they enough?
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Collection from Ayudhya
others before their time, contemporary artist Prayura Ulachadha had a
tendency to perceive what others had yet to see, to think of what
others had yet to dream of, and to speak of what others had yet a
capacity to understand. Following the glimpse into Prayura's life and
times provided in Sarakadee's last edition, we attempt to bring you
closer this time, to Prayura's reason for creation - his magical
artistic expression, and his true vision of life.
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Developing the Female Form
To follow the development of the
female form (Bijine) during the Ukiyoe era of Japanese art history is
to follow from birth to blossom the splendid maturity of
unadulterated, original Japanese artistic expression. The progression
of Hishikawa Moronobu's first introduction of people as focal points
in art, to Kiyonobu's promotion of the representation of the female
form in art, tells a tale of the sophistication of the small, stout
representation of woman to the billowing, magnificent representation
of woman that is plainly and simply beauty, erupting in Ukiyoe's
Golden Age of the Bijine...