Antonio Blanco Museum, Ubud

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    The Blanco Renaissance Museum

    by SFHulaGIrl Updated Jun 8, 2007

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    Catalonian by way of the Philippines, Antonio Blanco studied at the National Academy of Art in New York, after which he traveled the world, landing in Bali in 1952. He married a famous Balinese dancer, Ni Ronji, & fathered four children - three daughters & one son. His artwork is mainly abstract & colorful oil paintings of Balinese women. There are other subjects, but he's quite obviously influenced by Salvador Dali. Though I'd never heard of him before coming to Bali, I was entranced by his artwork & nearly as much by the surroundings where he houses them. Even his picture frames were fantastical pieces of art.

    The grounds of his museum & of his home are lush & inspirational. They are filled with fruit trees & all manner of birds.

    The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, including weekends & public holidays. No photos are allowed inside the museum. However, ladies are given a flower for their hair upon entering the grounds. Admission is Rp. 20,000.

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    Visit the Blanco Museum

    by arni_ph075 Written Jun 8, 2007

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    On exploring the museums of Ubud it is best to start with the The Blanco Renaissance Museum. The home of late Don Antonio Blanco, with a museum, and a beautiful garden. Most of the paintings in the museums are of the Bali ladies.

    What strike me most is the huge gate sculpture "Kori Agung" in the entrance to the museum, (main photo), it is actually the signature of Don Antonio, the biggest signature in the world..

    The sculpture of made from Italian marble, with 15 meters height and it symbolize his birth date and the number of stairs entering the museum halls.

    The son of Don Antonio is also a painter and you might be lucky to see him , as it is now his home too. His paintings are being sold at the museum store.

    Entrance fee of 20,000 rupiah
    Museum is open to public including holidays, from 9am-5pm

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    antonio blanco museo

    by ukirsari Written Jan 30, 2006

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    blanco's house where you can see the painting gallery of antonio blanco, spanish philippines born famous painter. and also painting exhibition from the son, mario blanco. and both of them have a different style in painting. antonio have a sexy - sensual impression about balinese women meanwhile mario rather to naturalistic. entrance fee idr 20,000

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    Antonio Blanco museum

    by yayiw Written Mar 8, 2012

    You don't just look around the pictures in the gallery, you're entering the maestro's house!
    Magnificent landscape and they have the cutest birds there.

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