Label: Bung Karno, Dullah, painting
Bung Karno and Dullah *
Bung Karno has reached the height of a hill in Kintamani, Bali. He was stuck a long time in that place. When the cold wind blows to greet his white shirt, Bung Karno closes his eyes to imagine the sky. Meanwhile, thin clouds marches at a distance as he arranges his own compositions. And far, far down there, shrubs and groves endless expanse of the valley receives the cloud shadows. Soon the moment is gone. "Dullah, Soekarno had to make something here. Soekarno and his people have to enjoy this paradise. Soekarno and the world must have a place to watch the 'painting of the Lord' this! "Said Bung Karno to Dullah, who stood dutifully nearby. Dullah course gasped, and then think.
On the way back to the Palace Tampaksiring, Dullah proposed something to the Bung Karno. "What if you had been standing in the place where the gazebo was built, so that later you and everyone has a unique perspective to look at the beauty of Kintamani?" Bung Karno turned to Dullah, then said, "Make a sketch, you'll leave me."
A few months later, the Balinese know that in the Bung Karno stood had been standing a rest house, rest stops, or gazebo. A few years after that, the Indonesian people secretly come to the gazebo to sweep their gaze to the expanse of nature. Some twenty years ago, people from all over the world came to Kintamani, flocking to respect nature with the thrilled eyes. Millions of people were standing in the same place with the Bung Karno's first look at the valley and the clouds."
"That is one task of the Presidential Palace painter. Yes, Soekarno presented the idea," Dullah story in the 1980s. During this time, people do think tasks Palace painter was painting, or taking care of the paintings in the Palace alone. And more than that, painter Palace serious work to maintain a love of art Bung Karno, Bung Karno's willingness to respond to a number of manifestations of art, and realizes the aspirations of the first President of art in its various forms. "A lot of extra duty outside the Palace. However, all still comes down to beauty, which is the essence of painting, "said Dullah.
From the earlier mentioned Dullah name. But, who is Dullah actually? Some of us may be very familiar with that name, especially if the name was attached to one name proclaimed Republic of Indonesia, Soekarno. Dullah is a painter who served in the Presidential Palace from 1950 to 1960. Dullah indeed a lucky figure. He was acquainted with the Bung Karno through Sudjojono painter in 1944. At that time, the man born in Solo 1919 is in the process of joining the Son (Center for the People Power) led by President Soekarno, Mohammad Hatta, Ki Hajar Dewantara, and Mansour, an organization established to assist the stronghold of Japanese culture, Keimin Bunka Sidhoso.
Bung Karno very much familiar with the artist. Therefore, the real Dullah can be easily forgotten. However, Dullah could inadvertently instill memories inside mind Bung Karno. Genesis in 1945, in a "secret room" Balai Pustaka, Central Jakarta, is the beginning. One time, Bung Karno asks Sudjojono for artists to produce posters of struggle. Sudjojono delegate this task to Balai Pustaka as party leader that handles graphics. Balai Pustaka leader then asked to draw posters Affandi. Affandi was asked Dullah to be a model: the mighty warrior who was shouting formations with hand punched the air. Posters which are subtitled "Boeng Ajo Boeng!" By poet Chairil Anwar was later duplicated by Baharrudin MS, Abdul Salam, and other colleagues, to then spread throughout the region struggle.
Bung Karno was stunned to see the provocative posters. And he then asked the Sudjojono who's a model in the poster. Sudjojono of course replied, "Dullah". Upon hearing the name Dullah, Bung Karno guffaw. "Dullah? Holland certainly did not expect that the model in the poster was small. Small! “
In short, Indonesia and independence. Bung Karno became first President. Political affairs is a priority. However, his love for art, especially painting, really can’t be abandoned. And because he was no longer possible to paint-even though this is true ideals of young-Bung Karno since he started to concentrate a collector of paintings. He was determined to become a true collector. Is not collect paintings are a manifestation of the deep appreciation of art? And is not that deep appreciation is a catharsis? Bung Karno was considered art as "purgatory."
With regard to the world of collecting it, he saw the Presidential Palace can be a vehicle. Bung Karno Presidential Palace to show his desire for a home not just political, but also the home of art that reflects the heart of a nation. From there then arises the desire to lift painter Palace. At that moment, he remembered the name Dullah, the small model of a poster, also known as a brave painter in Yogyakarta Military Aggression II in 1948 (Dullah get this title thanks to his courage when Dutch troops pressed forward, he recruited five students to paint on the spot war is going on. Fifth child painter is led by Mohammad Toga who were aged 11 years.). Dullah was summoned. For Dullah, this is a very surprising position, to the extent that he was in shock for days.
"Alea jacta east!” Betting dice already thrown. And you have to accept, Dullah, "said Bung Karno, as if imitating Julius Caesar. However, working in the palace of President Sukarno was not as comfortable as expected. Bung Karno demands upon the beauty of the Palace is very complex. Dullah have to fix hundreds of paintings collection Bung Karno existing ones, for the next selection, displayed on the walls from the wall the State Palace, Istana Merdeka, Gedung Agung Yogyakarta, Bogor Palace, until Tampaksiring Palace. In addition, the restoration of the paintings that wound, then mendisplai again, and so on. Beyond that, Dullah often invited to search for Bung Karno paintings, approached the painter, and discuss art. Even to walk far out of the Palace while discussing the efforts of respect for the natural beauty, such as the construction of the gazebo on the hill Kintamani.
Ten years running, in 1960 Dullah excused himself out of the Palace. He wanted to be a painter free. Bung Karno was stunned, as he asked. " Kurang opo to kowe?" (what's not enough with you?)
Dullah doesn’t answer. Anyway, he asked out, Until further Bung Karno said, "Saiki I understand. Kowe less opo-opo ora. Mung impudent! "(Now I understand. You do not lack anything. Only brash!), Bung Karno said, patting the shoulder Dullah. Bung Karno Dullah eyes filled with tears. "When faced with political problems, Mr. swiftly will deflect. However, if lapped problems of painting, Mr. necessarily crying, " Recalled Dullah.
"Then, what is the history of association with the AMT?" Aha! Good question! This is the most enjoyable part. Incidentally, the AMT has one of the paintings Dullah. Want to find anywhere else, the painting was not going there, because it is secure in a safe AMT. Even if you search with Google search engine, you will not find the painting that is on the AMT. Curious? Please see-saw first.
Painting the years 1974, painted in Bali, which added to the oil-based paint on canvas measuring 30x40 cm. Anyone who interested to get it, please leave a comment or directly send an offer in email@example.com.
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