Puri Lukisan Museum

Museum Lukisan Ratna Warta, usually called the Puri Lukisan (the Palace of Paintings), was opened in 1953. Set amongst a restful sculpture garden, this museum contains a magnificent collection of modern Balinese paintings and sculptures, chosen under the discerning eye of the Dutch artist, Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978) over the year since he first arrived in Bali in 1927. The Museum owes its inspiration to Bonnet and his great friend Cokorda Gde Agung Sukawati (1917 - 1978). Together they have made a unique, collection of the art of Bali from 1930 to the present. Art that would otherwise have been dispersed all over the world is now held on one place, for the appreciation of the Indonesian people and other visitors. The Museum is held under a Government Trust.

How to Get To Puri Lukisan Museum

  1. 45 minutes from Sanur Beach
  2. 60 minutes from Kuta Beach
  3. 5 minutes from Ubud

What You Can See Around Puri Lukisan Museum

  1. Ubud Monkey Forest, the monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaque fascicular. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live successfully in areas that are heavily utilized by humans.
  2. Yeh Pulu, the relief is carved on rock, located near Goa Gajah, between rice field and ravine. The site was rediscovered in 1925. In 1949 a simple protection was laid out to avoid water flowing on the surface of the relief. It looks like panel with the size of 25 x 2 meters.
  3. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) Temple located two kilometers east of Ubud , this complex overlooks the Petanu river and consists of a SiSwati rock-cut cave, a bathing place, a monks’ chamber, a number of Buddhists rock cut Stupa and statues , and several foundations.
  4. Mas Village lies on the main road, 20 km to the north of Denpasar and 6 km before Ubud, in a hilly countryside covered with ricefields and irrigated year-round by the waters of the Batuan aud Sakah river.
  5. Arma Museum, the paintings in this catalogue have been selected from the collection of Agung Rai. The collection as a whole, with works dating from the turn of the century to the present, gives the viewer a sense of the evolution of Balinese painting during the time, and of the range of modern Indonesian art.