Dewi Ratih

Eric Anderson's avatar Eric Anderson Vote Code: 66473

Dewi Ratih is the Balinese moon goddess. She is ever pursued by the severed head of the giant Kala Rau, who desires her. When, on occasion, he catches her, he swallows her whole, but she slips out his neck to resume her path across the sky. This was the traditional explanation for lunar eclipses. This painting is the fruit of a visit to Bali last year, hiring a Balinese model, and doing research into Balinese myth and legend beforehand to plan a number of Balinese themed paintings.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Oil on Linen
  • Width: 31 in.
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 39 In.