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Civilised Bali, Java - Tretchikoff Print

Civilised Bali, Java - Tretchikoff Print

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The artwork Civilized Bali, Java paints a poignant picture of the changing cultural landscape in Java, once revered as an island of bliss but now grappling with the challenges of modernity. Tretchikoff captures the contrast between the island's natural beauty, innocence, and traditional culture, and the encroaching influence of Western civilisation.

In this piece, Java is depicted as a place where sophisticated superficiality competes with the simple joys of traditional life. The women portrayed are shown as self-conscious in their newly acquired dress, hinting at the shift towards modernity and the loss of innocence in their cultural identity. The artwork also alludes to the imposition of a new morality that challenges age-old customs, highlighting the complexities of societal change and adaptation.

Through this work, the artist invites reflection on the consequences of modernisation and globalisation on traditional cultures. It prompts viewers to consider the delicate balance between progress and preservation, raising questions about cultural authenticity and the impact of external influences on indigenous ways of life. Overall, the artwork serves as a thought-provoking commentary on the evolving cultural landscape of Java and the challenges faced by communities striving to maintain their heritage in a rapidly changing world.


We offer 5 standard sizes for each artwork, either as unframed or framed prints (behind glass). 

The standard sizes reflect the dimensions of entire print.

For framed prints - the frame sits just outside of above mentioned dimensions. 


The manufacturing process is all done by hand, and to order, and takes us 5-10 working days. You will be notified as soon as the courier collects the order.

Thereafter, shipping time is usually 2-3 working days within South Africa and approximately 10-14 working days outside of South Africa.

Material & Colour

This fine art print is printed with Epson Ultra chrome Ink on 270gsm LFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured Silk Paper, and certified with our exclusive embossed trademark. Kindly note colours and tones viewed on your computer screen do not reflect the exact tone of the physical print.

Look out for Tretchikoff's Pigeon

A familiar figure in many of Tretchikoff’s works, the pigeon signified good fortune. Each one of our prints is certified with an embossed pigeon in its bottom right corner to ensure it is an authentic licensed print.

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