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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 277 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Shadows and Light

WAYANG PUPPETRY OF INDONESIA

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Backlit against a translucent white screen and accompanied by chanting and a gamelan orchestra, the wayang, or shadow puppets, of Bali are dramatic theatrical expressions encompassing lighthearted comedy as well as religious teachings. Dating from the 10th century, the play of these fully articulated puppets provides entertainment as well as lessons in ethical and moral values. The puppets can be either two-dimensional flat figures cut from leather or three-dimensional ...

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