Vilia Ciputra

art

Cloisonné, which taken from French word cloison; meaning to separate, is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork object with colored material held in place or separated by thin metal strips or wire, normally in gold color.

The thin metal wire will first be shaped to follow the outline of the drawing to create separations on the surface work area, which then later will be filled with crushed semi precious stones, or enamel, before being kiln-fired for several times to create the evenly colored and decorated artworks.

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It is always interesting to find how people mostly will be divided into two groups of the hardcore-believers VS non-believers, whenever we talked about natural stones as healing crystals that have different healing properties.

I am actually in the middle.

I believe on the healing properties, firstly because I can sense them. The other reason was simply because I believe in the nature and I know that the nature has energy, vibrations, and frequencies on every element of it.

In today's world, most of us have already known that everything in life is vibrations (as Einstein once said cmiiww). Or the fact that everything is energy based and

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What if the real language is not word? And what if the basic importance of communication is neither about who is the sender or how it was being sent?

Aside from love which is hard to be measured, music and art are two of the few fields and disciplines in life that have proven those two questions as very relatable and argumentative.

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Painting and interior are two of my main sources for inspiration.

Believe it or not, a painting could change the whole vibe of a room, and interior overall could change the sense of belonging for the people who have main activities on that place.

I remember one memory when I was a kid, my dad was on the process of building a new house for us, and we visited the architect's house that day, to discuss about few things.

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To be able to create art, one should be able to enjoy art as well.

It could be on another form or another media, and it could be someone's artworks, instead of nature or people all the time.

I read an interview of a Japanese artist back then, he was being asked about what inspired him the most, and his answer was, “Other people's works.”

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When a piece of art, being translated or interpreted into a different medium or art form, will it be the same art work or will it be another different artwork?

For example, when a painting being narrated into a transcript, will the transcript be taken as the same artwork as the painting (since it was explaining about the painting), or will it be taken as another art piece in different form?

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To understand contemporary art means to understand the essence of time and the way we communicate, reflect, and understand life through it.

Contemporary art is the art of today, it is a media of how the artists that living today, create

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A good artwork will not only capture one's soul, but will also reflects her/his values, thoughts, and the way she/he projects oneself and the world. It should enhance the whole existence and experience of the owner at that very moment, so that it could be a memento of the journey till the very end of time.

It's like, when you have a piece of jewelry, and you see it again after few years,

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Love, undoubtedly, is one of the easiest feeling to describe or show. It is celebrated anywhere, anyhow, and anyway we could. Everything pink, red, heart will instantly be described as love. Almost similar to happiness that is described oftenly with pop bright and colorful colors.

But, how about the feeling of longingness? Should it has a color, what color would it be? Is it the color of the dark evening, right after the sunset? With the purple and blueish color? Or was it a deeper green than an emerald, but lighter than a moss?

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There are three things that I learnt a lot from Balinese people.

The first was, no matter how difficult their situations are,

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