After walking around for a while, I found a different type of street vendors than the usual street vendors selling things. There were many paintings lined up along the sidewalk, and there were street vendors selling them. What was a little unusual was that this was not just a place to sell paintings. Each seller was a painter and made his or her works here. It seemed that this place was both a studio and an art gallery.
It may be a coincidence, but I often see people making and selling paintings for a living on the street in Jakarta. When I was walking in Sawah Besar district, I saw a row of art galleries and studios lining the sidewalk, as well. I thought that in Muslim-majority countries, idol paintings are not so popular, but Jakarta might be an exception. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that Indonesia was under Dutch colonial rule.
The painter in this photo was in the middle of working on his own work, surrounded by his works. He seemed to have been commissioned to paint a portrait, and was holding a picture of the model man in his left hand.
October 29, 2020
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