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Post  sentot on Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:37 am

I take this photograph on local contest.
Beautiful tree but I wonder about their style.
Local bonsainer say it contemporary style.
What are you opinion?

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Re: contemporer style

Post  AlainK on Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:52 am

The appreciation and "classification" of bonsai forms varies from one place to the other: as far as I know, there has been people cutivating bonsai for a long time in Indonesia, and there must be a local style.

Maybe in recent years, Indonesian bonsai artists have tended to get closer to more "international" standards, that is with a strong Japanese influence.

To me, these trees look more like what was presented in very simple drawings in a book I have which was first published in the seventies in France, so maybe more than modern, it is a form of back-to-the roots movement.

The second one has something of what people like Robert Steven does.

And I quite like the term "bonsainer" which I had never seen before. a portemanteau word formed with bonsai + designer?

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Re: contemporer style

Post  JimLewis on Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:11 pm

I like them both. A lot.

On the first one, I'd suggest wiring the two endmost clouds of foliage closer together.

Nice work!

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bonsainer

Post  sentot on Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:12 am

Thanks Mr Alain and Mr Jim.
I don't know about term bonsainer come from. But in Indonesia, bonsainer more popular than bonsai artis. May be you are right it is come from bonsai and designer.

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Re: contemporer style

Post  Vance Wood on Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:49 pm

I am like the others, seeing that they both look very much like the kind of trees Robert Stevens produces they may very well have a regional designation. However; if pressed I would say they are Literatiesque. In recent years the Literati style has developed more prominent trunks than the old traditional forms many of us have seen in the past. For what its worth both trees are highly attractive and I would call them beautiful bonsai. Both trees show an evolution of artistic style that has put forth a shape and style not readily defined by the standard models but are unmistakably bonsai.

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roughing it

Post  austinheitzman on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:37 pm

I like both these trees, the second I think a little more. The first has a lot of potential but is presented in a sort of haphazard way that I don't think lives up to it. On a side note I have seen many trees like these that are twisted and tortured by nature with only one surviving branch yet they support the perfect dome of foliage- This doesn’t seem to fit. Can bonsai support foliage that is as tortured as the trunk?

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Re: contemporer style

Post  Will Heath on Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:58 am

I would call these Literati.



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