The Rudana Museum was established in 1995, with the main aim
of providing an outstanding collection of paintings for the
public to study and enjoy. Its presence must also be considered
as complementing the existing total of fine art museums, which
are much needed in order to improve the community's level
in the appreciation of the arts. Collections of artwork and
the social history of the nation, which the future younger
generations can inherit, are preserved in this Museum.
invaluable collections are intrinsically a historical inheritance,
which becomes a source of information and educational media.
These are all most important for the development and transformation
of culture and civilization from one generation to the next.
This museum is also intended for artists and people of interest
in this area to gather. Here they can exchange experiences
and ideas on their respective fields of interest.
Collection was established through the purchase by Nyoman
Rudana and Ni Wayan Olastini, who have exhibited tremendous
dedication in their twenty-one years of work promoting Indonesian,
especially Balinese, arts and artists.
three floors of the Museum represent Balinese architectural
philosophical concept of the Tri Angga, namely, the three
parts of the human body: head, trunk, and legs. This concept,
in the development of plastic art, represents the golden link
of artists of the past and the present. The third floor of
the Museum houses works of Balinese fine arts from classical
to the Ubud and Batuan styles. Among the works in this collection
are such outstanding names as I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and Ida
the second and first floors, works of modern Indonesian fine
arts are displayed, covering such widely-known names as: Affandi,
Gunarsa, Wianta, and also the works of young and talented
artists, such as Boyke Aditya, Nyoman Erawan, and Made Budhiana.
The Museum also has a great collection from renowned expatriates
such as Antonio Blanco who have made Bali their physical and
Born in Solo in 1919. Dullah is a student of Affandi and S.
Sudjojono, was once the Presidential Palace under Sukarno.
He is also well-known as an educator and a freedom fighter
during the Indonesian revolution. In 1950 he was one of the
founders of the Himpunan Budaya Surakarta (Surakarta Cultural
Association). His letter founded at he Sanggar Pajeng (Pajeng
Studio) in Bali at 1970's.
Born in Kutoardjo, Central Java in 1923. He was a student
of Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts (ASRI). Widayat also studied
ceramic and landscaping in Nagoya, Japan. In 1952 he set up
the Sanggar Pelukis Indonesia Muda (Young Indonesian Painters
Studio). He has taught at the Indonesian Art Institute at
Yogyakarta for several decades. He received the Public of
Indonesian Art Award in 1972 and ASEAN Art Award in 1993.
Born in Padangtegal, Ubud in 1950. He began painting in
1970 and supported by the founder of artist community inUbud.
His background of education at the Indonesia Fine Art College
from 1969 to 1971. In 1972 Budhiana became an art teacher
at the Secondary School of Fine Art in Denpasar and Ubud.
In 1980 he founded at Ratna Wartha Art Foundation which has
been organizing the annual exhibitions at the Puri Lukisan
Art Museum in Ubud. He is the general chairman of the RWA
foundation. As a "Sangging" or Traditional Master Artist,
Budiana also creates sacred art for religious use. These include
temple and rituals articles, statue or deities, sacred masks
and object uses in cremation. There are many his works in
Museum Puri Lukisan, The Neka Museum, The Art Center in Denpasar,
The Museum Rudana and The National Fukuaka (Japan), in addition
to there are many collectors from part of the world.
The past can never disappear from human consciousness. It
will always effect human culture whether scientifically, mystically,
religiously or artistically. Made Wiradana meditates on the
prehistoric consciousness in his paintings. Born in Denpasar
on 27 October 1968, he is aware that "Prehistory has a tremendous
Niskala (unseen) power, as well as having its own particular
beauty". Wiradana is a graduated of ISI Yogyakarta and has
participated in exhibitions since 1989. He had a successful
solo exhibition in Yogyakarta in November 1999. Wiradana often
uses animals as his subject matter. The distorted shapes of
these creatures present their own unique beauty and are typical
of his works.
GUSTI KETUT KOBOT
Born in Pengosekan village in Ubud in 1917. He started to
painting the wayang (puppet) from Tjokorda Oka Gambir in Puri
Agung Peliatan, and members of Pita Maha under the guidance
of the famous artists Rudolf Bonet and Walter Spies. His works
depict traditional stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata epic.
Born in Pengosekan village, Mas, Ubud in 1972 in apprenticeship
with I Gusti Ketut Kobot (members of Pita Maha). His paintings
depict traditional stories of Wayang Stories.
BAGUS MADE NADERA
Born in Tegallinggah village, Gianyar in 1910 and in his village
responsible as local priest. Self-taught traditional painting
since early age. Nadera is a member of Pita Maha under the
guidance of the famous artists Rudolf Bonet and Walter Spies.
Many of his paintings went to collectors all over the world.
He won't be able to live without his painting.
Born in Denpasar in 1959, he is graduated of ISI Yogyakarta.
Budhiana has twice won prestigious Pratisara Affandi Adhikarya
art award in 1985 and 1986. Life is an abstraction of line,
colour, movement, spontaneity and unpredictability. With this
conviction Made Budhiana, as an artist, is free to wherever
he likes. He has been exploring the world of arts for decades
and continues to produces work of instance imagination. "There
is a basic conflict between desire and reality. As the climax
of this conflict is felling of restriction, my spirit rebels,
and than when I paint, I experience a calmness within my soul."
His style is completely unpredictable, sometimes he may leave
little of spaces untouched, and sometimes he will come up
with a pieces that, although sparsely composed, is altogether
captivating, reflecting great strength of spirit in its divine
lines. Budhiana is a painter who has let his imagination run
wild, he can readily capture whatever is around him at any
given moment. He doesn't need to wait a certain time of a
day, or to be in certain spaces to paint. For Budhiana, beauty
shows itself at all time and all spaces. That it is why it
is not uncommon for him to paint in busy places with lots
of people milling around, such as the market, on the beach,
on the street of the city or in the temple. "I respond to
all kinds of situations and that is part of my creative process,
which is king of theatrical in nature", says Budhiana.
He was born in Denpasar on March 22 1950. His work explore
and extend the boundaries of traditional Balinese cultural,
in an artistic quest for new possibilities. His work often
includes traditional subject matter such as shadow puppets.
He has exhibited in Berlin, Singapore, Japan, Kuwait and Darwin,
Born in Singaraja, Bali in 1933. Started oil painting since
childhood (14 years old). In 16 years old Wardhana joint the
exhibition in Denpasar with well-known artists as R. Bonet,
Theo Meier, Cok Raka Payangan and Th. Koop (1949). The painting
of Wardhana has the complexity of double exposed photograph.
One the image appears to impose one another. The forms are
seen through colored prisms, which fragment several moments
at a time, than slot them together into one. Wardhana delves
into the mysterious, surreal world of dreaming and the ideas
starts deep within himself, growing through his mind until
it finally takes form on his canvas.
Soetoyo (S.Toyo) is self-taught personality, born in Blitar,
East Java, Indonesia. To past by process of direct associate
with the world and territory. Since childhood like to draw
as a hobby with a paint a shadow play with leather puppets.
World of the Wayang stories has many good philosophies. About
1947, S. Toyo begin learning the people sketch hero faces,
namely: Pangeran Diponogoro, Raden Sentot, Kyai Modjo, Soekarno
(First President), Hatta (Vice President), Jenderal Sudirman,
etc. S. Toyo is admirer masters of Indonesia as Raden Saleh,
Basuki Abdullah, Affandi, Dullah and S. Soedjojono. Also the
best foreign artists as Rembrandt, Goya, Rubens, Leonardo
da Vinci and Van Goh. The collectors of S. Toyo works are
Museum Rudana and Rudana Fine Art Gallery, The Siloam Gleneagles
Hospital-Lippo Art Fondation.
One Man Show at Gallery Dewan Kesenian Surakarta (1983), One
Man Show at Balai Surabaya Post, East Java (1989), One Man
Show at Gallery Dewan Kesenian Surakarta (1990), One Man Show
at Komala Gallery Ubud, Bali (1992), Indonesia Puppet Fine
Art Gallery Show at Mangga Bhakti Building, Jakarta (1993),
One Man Show at RM Beringin Asri, Malang, East Java (1994),
Group exhibition at President Palace, Tampaksiring, Bali under
Rudana Fine Art Gallery, Exhibition at Bali Cliff Resort,
Nusa Dua under Rudana Fine Art Gallery (1996).