by on December 14, 2011

Ubud is also a village Village District, oversees the 13 train service consisting of six traditional village, including the Gianyar Regency, with a distance of 26 km from the city of Denpasar, Ubud can be reached about 1 hour.

With a height of about 300 meters above sea level, because it Ubud has a little cooler air of the plains regions other than south of Bali. Urban Village Ubud has a population of about 10,000 inhabitants. With unspoiled environments, this area is an area source of inspiration for artists, including artists from abroad. Ubud in addition has a beautiful nature, this area also is a village with a rich cultural heritage of the great artists, especially the famous painters, such as; I Gusti Nyoman Lempad (1862-1978), Anak Agung Gede Sobrat, (1919 – ! 992), I Gusti Made Debblog (1910-1968), later followed by others such as; I Gusti Ketut Kobot, Ida Made Bagus, Dewa Putu Bedil, Ida Bagus Rai so forth. The fame of these artists come to inspire Western artists to reside in the village of Ubud.

Sometime in the 1920s, two European painter namely Rudolf Bonnet from Dutch and Walter Spies from Germany inscribe the new history of the development of Ubud painting. Both the European painters introduced European esthetics technique especially in the areas of lighting, color, shadows, perspective anatomy. The local painters to absorb the new techniques in accordance with the basic values of the local mind fixed take the traditional theme so as to give a separate identity with Ubud style.

Ubud village more famous as the birth of the artist painting, thanks to cooperation between Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati with Rudolf Bonnet to form an association of artists with the name of Pita Maha, who participated in the birth Pitamaha is Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati, IGustiLempad in 1936, Pitamaha an association and as a media to discuss the problems and the development of painting, as well as for exchanging ideas and introducing artistic results they have. In a later development, on the initiative of Ida Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati supported by Rudolf Bonnet, Dutch-born painter and local artist, is planning the establishment of a museum. RatnaWarta Foundation is in the form previously given the task to carry out the development and management of the museum teersebut. In 1954 began the construction of this museum, which is laying the first stone by Prime Minister Ali Sastro Djoyo Ami. Within two years, precisely at the 1956 officially opened, by Mr. Minister of Education and Culture. Mohammad Yamin.

As a tourist destination, Ubud has an object of interest for tourists, some areas of the object is Puri Saren Ubud, located in Puri Ubud, traditional art market, Monkey Forest and Museums. And less complete, if you do not see the show of art of dance is held every night here a variety of traditional dances such as; Barong dance, Kecak fire dance, the Legong dance, Pendet dance, dance drama from the Mahabharata or Ramayana, Arja dance, dance Gambuh, dance Jegog , and a very special is the Puppet show, so I advise you to stay overnight in this beautiful village.

This post was written by Ade Nan

who has written 69 Articles on Bali Java Tour.

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