Christopher Basile is raising funds for Kartika: The Life and Art of Kartika Affandi on Kickstarter! A portrait of Indonesian modern artist Kartika Affandi, her remarkable life, and her powerful and controversial paintings and sculpture
The Artist and His Daughter - 1950 - 176 x 98 cm - Oil on Canvas Affandi's arm, leg and torso are on the lelf edge. This demonstrated his wit in showing the distance between the father and the daughter, who is soon to get married. The happiness of Affandi who kept close eye on his beloved daughter, as well as the loneliness he feels for she is no more dependent on him, are well expressed. The work was made 11 years after he painted his self-portrait holding Kartika during his stay in India.