Thursday, September 3, 2009

Java Jamboree: A Little Bit of Art

If you are looking for a dose of Impressionism, this 19th-century art movement; and you are not anywhere near Paris or even have a Monet or a Van Gogh at hand but you are traveling the road that runs between Yogyakarta and Surakarta aka Solo, perhaps then, you'd like to take a break at Affandi Museum for some artistic respite. Affandi Museum sits on the bank of the Gajah Wong River and houses the artwork of Indonesia's celebrated painting maestro, the late Affandi as well as the artwork of many other Indonesian artists. The former who once was honoured with the Prix International Dag Hammarskjoeld Prize in Florence in 1976, reputedly was a self-taught artist best remembered for his unique technique of painting directly from tubes onto canvas. You'd not just get to see his version of Sunflowers here, but get to see his tomb and live his life...

At Affandi Museum...Can you spot any Sunflowers?

Traveling Tip:
Get Artistic!

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