Museums, huh?!!

I absolutely love visiting museums. Especially while traveling and taking lots of photos. It’s both relaxing, because I get to see what somebody else has created, and inspiring since I get stimulated by what I see. No input, no output. And by that I mean you just can’t produce things like photos if you don’t take in other things that inspire you like different forms of art. 

Entrance to the museum, I passed through it so apparently I’m one of the most beautiful people in Bali according to the inscription.

I once wrote that everything I’ve learned about photography I’ve learned from looking at paintings. Of course that’s not really true but, it shows me what’s possible and I want my photos to look like paintings more than I want them to look like photos. Sometimes the light is really strange so then I can’t create contrast in the photos by the light in them, but once in a museum, I don’t remember which artists work I saw, I got confirmation that it’s ok to use colours for contrast. And I’m all about colours. Even if I take a photo of something that’s black and white, I still take the photo and edit it as a colour picture. 

This afternoon here in Ubud I visited a great museum with paintings by Antonio Blanco who was born in Manila in the Philippines and of American and Spanish decent who lived and worked here in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. It was so inspiring and such a beautiful place, it wasn’t just a museum, it was a complete experience because the building and gardens where a part of my experience there.

The impressive, and symetrical, entran to The Blanco Museum in Ubud in Bali.

It reminded me of when I visited Salvador Dalís museum in Figueres where you see different things depending on where you are placed in the different rooms in the building and outside. Apparently Antonio Blanco has been compared to Dalí but that’s not something I could see in the paintings, only in my experience of the place. And I really enjoyed it.

I hope that many more people visiting Ubud will take their time to visit the museum not only because of the art but it’s also a nice break from the usual tourist things you do and a chance to get to know the history of a place. Another museum I visited and was inspired by here in Bali was the Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua.

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31 responses to “Museums, huh?!!”

  1. Wow this was marvelous! 👌🤟💯. Seeing all the colors and the lighting and all of the different unique qualities and aspects of various object and structures and paintings plus the surroundings, really gives a sense of what being there is like. I haven’t really been to any museums, especially not one as prestigious but it’s awesome to get an introduction to one like this in this manner 🙏😇💙.

    Ubud, is a name I need to remember 😂😂💯🙌. There was so much happening there — it was practically theming with splendor haha. As you said, it felt like more than just a stop at the museum, and I can tell, although I wasn’t there but thankfully what you have managed to present to us in this post was hugely convincing, that the experience must have been unforgettable lol.

  2. Hello my friend, it’s great to see what you’ve been up too ✌️😆. You took the time to catalog and photograph some really awesome things at that fantastic Museum 👍💯💯

    • Hi! That’s great to hear you’re waiting for a new post. I’m actually looking forward to doing one, it’s just that I spent my last weeks in Indonesia traveling and taking photos. And now, when I’m back in Sweden, it takes up som much of my time to organize everything so that the basics, like electricity and internet, are working again. So, just be patient, as I am trying trying to be right now after spending 90 minutes waiting for the electricity company Vattenfall to pick up the phone. There’ll be more posts and photos! 🙂

    • Hi! Nice to hear I’m missed. I sort of miss myself sometimes too 😉 I’m sort of ok. Lots of thing to organize now that I’m back in Sweden, dreading to see what meets me when I get back to my house. Next week 😉

      • 😂😂 great to see your update. Awww, I get your point about being sort of ok and having to organize things; but if nothing else, atleast you have a home to go back to 💯✌️🙂😄

      • Sort of … I’ll see how it is up north and the thermostat to the heating system went bonkers in October so it was 50 degrees celsius in the house, the candles had melted so I have no idea what’s left in the house.

      • LOL correct!, you never know what you will find. There could be: leaks, critters, things not working right, or worst, a ghost 🤣😈. But I hope you don’t really encounter anything hazardous and can proceed with what you really want to do lol

  3. “And I’m grateful for the support! Got my shit together enough to do a new post too 😉”

    That’s great, I think it was only a matter of time as far as that’s concerned knowing how persistent you are 👍💕😂. Whenever you post, you post; no pressure from me although it’s awesome when you publish a new topic not too long after a previous one 🙌💯🤗🤗. I read some of the post; I didn’t get a chance to read all yet but i’ll read it and give my input soon lol

    • Yes, Ubud is great! And this time, which was my second visit, I realised that there’s so much more to Ubud that I want to discover. So, probably heading back there in a while!

    • Grazie! And that is one amazing museum and an amazing painter. Enjoyed myself so much. I think everybody visiting Bali should visit the museums there. Went to Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua too where I was introduced to a, for me unknown, Swedish painter who was there in the 1940ies. And many more amazing artists who has been inspired by, and welcomed in, Bali 🙏

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