Neka museum and lunch @ Indus

 
February 28, 2019 Feb 28, 2019   Ubud
 
 
Neka

The Neka museum, like the Agung Rai, is contained in a collection of attractive buildings set among lush, well-groomed grounds. And like the Agung Rai, it's all art with a Bali theme.

Building one (of seven) starts out the tour with large paintings full of immense detail and depicting the lives of the Balinese people. Some are classic scenes --- temples, cremations, offerings, bathing bare-breasted women, etc. --- but the most fun ones include modern components, such as tourists with cameras and police raiding illegal cockfights. One painting features a plane that landed in the water, a true story, and shows people crawling out and islanders coming to the rescue.

While we were hiking yesterday I talked to a couple of fellows who were busy working on large pieces that fit this genre. Both told me it took them many months to get in all the details. Just wish I'd room to throw one in my luggage.

As you proceed through the museum the art and occasional sculpture evolves into more traditional subjects, such as pretty women (or men). Most of the art dates to the past fifty or so years and shows influences from European styles. It is all quite beautiful, it's cheap at about $7 Canadian, and it is a good way to spend a couple of hours. If only the buildings were air conditioned.

 
Sml    Med    Big
 
 
Wiranta's Village Landscape      
 
Wiranta's Village Landscape      
 
Wiranta's Village Landscape      
 
Nuerta's Duet      
A bronze sculpture of two female dancers.
 
Nuerta's Duet      
A bronze sculpture of two female dancers.
 
Nuerta's Duet      
A bronze sculpture of two female dancers.
 
Paul resting at the Neka      
It's exhausting looking at art, especially when it's in a un-air-conditioned museum in Bali.
 
Paul resting at the Neka      
It's exhausting looking at art, especially when it's in a un-air-conditioned museum in Bali.
 
Paul resting at the Neka      
It's exhausting looking at art, especially when it's in a un-air-conditioned museum in Bali.
 
Navarro's Gabor-Pendet Dance      
One of my faves at the museum. Love the colours and the movement.
 
Navarro's Gabor-Pendet Dance      
One of my faves at the museum. Love the colours and the movement.
 
Navarro's Gabor-Pendet Dance      
One of my faves at the museum. Love the colours and the movement.
 
Krijono's Balinese Girl      
 
Krijono's Balinese Girl      
 
Krijono's Balinese Girl      
 
Paul at Indus for lunch      
After visiting the Neka we walked down the street to Indus where we had lunch. We sat under the roof because it was threatening rain.
 
Paul at Indus for lunch      
After visiting the Neka we walked down the street to Indus where we had lunch. We sat under the roof because it was threatening rain.
 
Paul at Indus for lunch      
After visiting the Neka we walked down the street to Indus where we had lunch. We sat under the roof because it was threatening rain.
 
View from Indus      
 
View from Indus      
 
View from Indus      
 
Table at Indus      
 
Table at Indus      
 
Table at Indus      
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