|Place||Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia|
|Place of Acquisition||Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia|
|Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)||Ilham|
|Size||33cm x 30cm|
|Current Location||Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) Permanent Exhibition “Indonesian Glass Paintings: The Collection of O‘ong Maryono and Rosalia Sciortino”
Link: http://www.vme.org.vn/permanent-exhibitions/ tranh-kinh-indonesia-en-us/
|Description||The painting portrays a bullfight in Bondowoso.
The bullfights were popular throughout the eastern corner of Java, especially in the regions of Bondowoso, Jember, Situbondo, Besuki, and East Probolinggo attracting thousands of people. However, with increasing Islamism, they were banned around 1999 on moral grounds and to discourage gambling.
The painter, Ilham is a pencak silat master, childhood friend of the late O’ong Maryono, who likes to experiment with various art forms, including glass paintings.