One of the many aspects of Bali culture I've always admired is the Balinese believe a person isn't wholly human unless he or she is involved in an artistic endeavor of some kind: music, sculpture, dancing, art. As we're going to Bali again, I've started to hear gamelan music instead of tinnitus and wish I had some artistic talent.
The Rijksmuseum has a studio club thing where you can download very high-quality images of almost anything in the museum and do with them what you will. So I ran this photo of a splendiferous piece of porcelain through the Lunapic app, but nothing compares to the original.
|Blue Macaw, Meissener|
There's a world of difference aesthetically between the Japanese crow and the Balinese-Australian crow but I like them both.
|Crow on a snowy tree branch by Ohara Koson|
|Crow and hamburger, Candidasa, Bali|
|Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn 1640. Hamburger added by me—2017.|
|Heron and Hamburger mural - Bali, Candidasa|