Recommendation by Lemi
Meet the Indonesian masters, Raden Saleh, Affandi, and S. Sudjojono at the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics! Saleh was considered a pioneer who rendered grand tableaus in exquisite detail, reflecting Romanticism in Europe. Affandi, on the other hand, used bold strokes and an Expressionist style. Though he was self-taught, he has been likened to Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Sudjojono moved toward a more native-centric art movement. He is hailed as the “Father of modern Indonesian art” since he pushed for work rooted in the local experience. Bound through 1880 to the present as each room zeroes in on a significant period in Indonesian art history. The museum also houses an extensive collection of homegrown handicrafts and ceramics. It certainly has come a long way from the Dutch occupation, when the building was used as Court of Justice (Paleis van Jutitie), a military dormitory, a logistic warehouse, and a mayor’s office.
Jalan Pos Kota, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
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