Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, is the capital of the Yogyakarta Special Region.
It is a city with a great ancient past, a city of artists, learning and culture.
From 1945 to 1949 Yogyakarta was the capital of the newly formed Republic of Indonesia.
The strong nationalism and artistic talent of this city’s youth is reflected on the city wall art.
These murals appeared all over the city on the eve of the 73rd celebration of Indonesia independence.
Young artists are drawing inspired by mythological heroes of the past.
The Garuda nation’s symbol and the Pancasila, the founding philosophy of this young nation, are expressed as visual offerings, and political propaganda…
A tribute of love, concern and loyalty for their country, a demonstration of good citizenship.
Indonesia as a united archipelago, the five principles of Pancasila, declaring unity in diversity, are a relatively new concepts, for this developing nation, and definitely still in need of divulgation and celebration, as here, on these walls of Yogyakarta.