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A visit to the museums in sanur, Indonesia

There is a museum dedicaded to Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres. His art was inspired by the autenticity of the original balinese culture. He expressed the beauty of the culture the use of the light and colors which are also overflowingly present on the island Bali. Most of Le Mayeur's art consists out of traditionally styled paintings, local artifacts, statues and other sculptural work. Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres originally lived in Belgium, he moved to Bali in 1932 after which he bought a piece of land in Sanur and built his house there. In 1956 the minister of education was so impressed by Le Mayeur's art that he suggested that his house should be preserved as a museum. As up to today the museum is kept in houselike state which contributes to a domestic atmosphere.

Fun facts about Le Mayeur Museum Sanur, Indonesia

  • Almost 90 of Le Mayeur's paintings are displayed inside the museum in a naturalistic Balinese interior of woven fibres
  • Le Mayeur original plan was to stay for 8 months, eventually he lived in Sanur for the rest of his life.
  • The house is an interesting example of Balinese-style architecture

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