Rijksmuseum buys painting “Iboekoe” by Trubus
Fate was not kind to Trubus Soedarsono. He was born into a poor family and grew into an important revolutionary painter, whose artistic development came about during the Japanese occupation. The nationalist with a strong social humanitarian streak painted a portrait of his mother, sensitive and sorrowful, with the red-white pin of the nationalist movement on her kebaya as a subtle detail.
This work can now be admired in the exhibition “Revolusi” in the Rijksmuseum, the new owner of the artwork.
Discover the portrait here on our website.