Indonesian Art

Posted by Padang Cahaya on August 8, 2011

The earliest Indonesian art marked by cave paintings and the arts of the pre-Hindu period. Then came after various design influences - Hindu Buddhist, Chinese, Islamic, and Western; all of these helped to shape the development of what we now see as traditional art.

However, one must remember that there are more than 300 diverse ethnic geoups in the archipelago which have, in their own ways, played a fundamental role in the development of Indonesian traditional and modern art.

Adapted from Indonesian Heritage: Visual Art, 2003

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