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Affandi II by FrankGo Affandi II by FrankGo
Pencil (2H-8B), charcoal (dark) on paper.

Affandi (1907 – May 23, 1990)
In the 1950s, Affandi began to create expressionistic paintings. Carrying the First Grandchild (1953) was the piece that marked his newfound style: "squeezing the tube." Affandi paints by directly squeezing the paint out of its tube. He came across this technique by accident, when he intended to draw a line one day. As he lost his patience when he sought for the missing pencil, he applied the paint directly from its tube. The resulting effect, as he found out, was that the painting object appeared more alive. He also felt more freedom to express his feelings when he used his own hands, instead of a paint brush. In certain respects, he has acknowledged similarities with Vincent van Gogh.

As a renowned artist, Affandi participated in various exhibitions abroad. Besides India, he has also displayed his works in the biennale in Brazil (1952), Venice (1954), and won an award therein), and São Paulo (1956). In 1957, he received a scholarship from the United States government to study the methods of arts education. He was appointed as Honorary Professor in Painting by Ohio State University in Columbus in the United States. In 1974, he received an honorary doctorate from University of Singapore, the Peace Award from the Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation in 1977, and the title of Grand Maestro in Florence, Italy.
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XiiiBeatoSensei Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, looks amazing!
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PreetikaSharma Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning work! :jawdrop:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done, bro... Well shaded :D
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FrankGo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot sir ;)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :D
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theblackproject Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Super sekali!!! :D
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FrankGo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Tengkiu Vince :D
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Love the fantastic contrast.
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FrankGo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, sir ;)
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Nicely detailed and shaded. I really like the lighting and tones. Very good portrait.
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