Antonio Blanco Museum

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Jalan Campuhan Ubud 80571, Bali, Indonesia
www.blancomuseum.com - +62 361 975502

Antonio Blanco Museum Bali Reviews

cicie cicie
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Balinese woman on a painting Nov 01, 2012
Ubud is a small town in Bali Island. Ubud was famous as a center for fine arts, dance , music and best place for artists looking for inspiration. Antonio Balanco is a painter. His forebears were Catalan - Spanish immigrants to Southeast Asia who had settled in Manila in the Philippines. Antonio Blanco was born in Manila and imbibed the arts as he grew up. He interested visit Bali when he found a classic book written by Miguel Covarrubias. He shadow of his childhood on the island is beautiful and exotic feel completes the picture of the book by Covarrubia. After settling in Ubud, Bali in 1952, Blanco married a famous Balinese dancer. He died in 1999 in Ubud.

The Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum is located on Highway Campuhan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The museum is open daily from 09:00 until 17:00 pm. An entrance fee of IDR 50,000 (about $5) will be charged upon entry to the Blanco Museum you also will get a free welcome drink.

The Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum was built on December 28, 1998. Unfortunately, Antonio Blanco was not able to witness the inauguration of the museum, on 15 September 2001. This museum was built to commemorate and dedicated to all works of Antonio Blanco who introduced Balinese culture to the world. Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum is built on a nice location with a European-style buildings and Balinese ornaments as a hallmark of the museum. The property contains an art museum a family house; a temple; a restaurant; and a gift shop. Entering the front gate of the museum, visitors are immediately greeted by a very natural atmosphere. Various pet like chickens , birds golden macaw, cockatoo kings, and as the white cockatoo welcomes the visit of tourists with twitter and distinctive style of this beautiful animal. From the front of the museum, we can see a gate made of solid marble with the contours of the lines that make up the image signature Antonio Blanco. We walk through of birds and assorted animals pet collection before we reach the main grounds, a manicured lawn with a gigantic fountain in the middle, facing a 50-foot green marble sculpture that serves as a decorative gate into the museum. The stairs that climb up to the museum entrance are flanked with Naga - snake sculptures - and are painted red in the middle. As you enter, you'll notice golden Balinese dancers at each corner of the roof.

Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum collection of about 300 paintings Antonio Blanco made between 1937 to 1999 that shows the stages of aesthetic achievement since starting his career up to the most recent works. Looking around the museum, we will know the favorite object of Antonio Blanco till end of his life: women, his own children, and the magic of Bali. The woman's body is most popular painting subject. A brilliant exploration of the woman body object made him famous as painters ' romantic impressionist'. Some paintings feature Antonio Blanco's romance poetry. Each piece of Antonio Blanco artwork is framed with a special frame and differently in every each painting. The frame painting design follows the theme of the painting to match what you want delivered by Antonio Blanco . Photography isn't allowed inside of the museum.

In one corner, there is a separate room called "Erotic Room". As the name implies, is on display in a special room private collections Antonio Blanco with the theme of a more "wild", which describes the body of male and female beauty. Because it's an unusual collection, visitors are allowed to enjoy this room has been required after the age of 17 years. Another room that showcased a glimpse of career and family Blanco is the room that displayed photographs Antonio Blanco, family photographs, and photographs of important people around the life and career of Antonio Blanco.

Antonio Blanco wasn't simply a painter, but a consummate artist. This was such an unusual art gallery and I really enjoyed his work and I would definitely recommend
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pretty_girl says:
Thanks you so much, so informative!
Posted on: Feb 22, 2013
spocklogic says:
Splendid review - well written!
Posted on: Feb 01, 2013
cotton_foam says:
Awwww...makes me feel very proud to know a Filipino painter made a name in your country, Cicie!! Thank you so much for writing this review! I would deffinitely want to see his works if I'm given a chance to visit Indonesia (Bali in particular) someday! Next time we go home to the Phil I'll make sure I'll visit Indonesia!! And then maybe we can meet up my dear friend!! :-).
Posted on: Feb 01, 2013
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