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The Affandi Museum

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: The Affandi Museum Reply with quote

Affandi Museum is situated on Jalan Raya Yogyakarta - Solo, here you can see the masterpieces of the maestro when he was alive, the works of other painters that he kept, the vehicles that he used in the past, the house where he used to live and a gallery that now functions as a place to educate gifted children in painting.

The Affandi museum houses three galleries, the first gallery serves as the ticket counter and the starting point of your exploration. The first gallery that was personally opened by Affandi in 1962 and was inaugurated in 1974 contains some of his paintings from the early time of his work to the late time of his life. The paintings most of which are sketches and reproductions are placed in two rows - upper and lower - that fill the curved room.

The first gallery also houses valuable things belonging to Affandi. At one corner of the room, there is a 1976 Colt Gallant car in greenish yellow color that was modified to form a fish, and an old wind-cycle as his means of transportation. The reproduction of the statue of Affandi and her daughter, Kartika, is shown as well.

The second gallery houses various paintings by different painters. The gallery that was inaugurated in 1988 consists of two floors with paintings that you can see from different angles. The first floor is full of abstract paintings and the second floor contains realist-style paintings.

The third gallery is three-storey building which serves various functions. The first floor functions as an exhibition room as well as the location of "Gajah Wong Gallery" for children who sharpen their painting ability, the second floor functions as paintings treatment and restoration room, and the room underground is utilized to keep painting collections.
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