Indonesian craftsman practices rare Chinese style of painting
Eng Tiong Tan a 72-year-old craftsman in the Chinatown district of Semarang, Central Java, paints pictures and words corresponding to hopes and prayers. There are currently few, if any, successors to this craft in Indonesia.
This is a rare traditional Chinese paintings because there currently no successors in Indonesia. It use ink that made of charcoal, spruce and paper as a medium. The price for a painting range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the level of difficulty to play the end of the brush painting to make the gradient life.
Painter who also has the name of Indonesia Suharto Martanto studied this painting by a self-taught from reading books of his predecessor, he regretted the absence of the next generation of this painting.