Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Katie and Neil in Bali - Le Mayeur House

On thursday we headed to Sanur. We had heard about an artists house that was worth visiting there, so decided to make it our first port of call. The weather wasn't great, so this seemed like the perfect thing to do. 

The house was owned by a Belgian painter called Le Mayeur who moved to Bali in the 1930s and married a local dancer who became her muse. He built the house right on the beach and is in a beautiful setting. It is made out of the traditional woven bamboo walls and with a high ceiling to capture the sea breeze. His paintings were hanging throughout the house, many of them painted on hessian. These were painted during the war when canvas was hard to come by. I love his studies of women lounging and placing offerings and the texture of the hessian adds an extra dimension to the artworks.

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