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Affandi museum
This is a real funny, interesting (and quiet!) place to visit when in Jogja, and if you like art, not only expressionist painting, for which Affandi is considered as a modern master, but also surrealism, or (to me!) kitsch and humorous art, it is a place to visit!
Affandi designed himself the house where he lived, and where he installed his museum; it is said it has the shape of a banana leaf, but from ground, it is difficult to figure out; on the first picture, is one of the main exhibition rooms, where not only you will see expressionist paintings (mainly portraits of family, friends and his wife), but also sculptures and objects which belonged to him, and the aggressive green finally fits well here!
Affandi was a poet and he liked to create surreal or strange things, like this stair, going up around a pillar (picture 2), where his hands elevate you to art. . . in some way. . . .
There are several buildings where his works are displayed, but also outside you can see an impressive wood carving (picture 3), which, once you begin to look at the details, you never finish to look at, so many strange animals and monsters are carved there, in a end of the world style, I would say. . . .
This museum is unfortunately not much visited, and only some youg students were there the day I visited (picture 4). And Affandi is here (pictuure 5), a self portrait, in his typical expressionist style.
Affandi lived from 1907 to 1990, and is buried in his museum, next to his wife and all things he loved.

Entrance: 20.000 Rp ( 2 US$)
Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday
Open : 10.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.
Holiday: closed

Address: Jl. Laksda Adisutjipto 167 Yogyakarta 55281
Directions: On the main Jogja to Solo road; taxi drivers know! North of Malioboro, one km after the station, right (East) on JL. Gend. Sudirman, 3km, you cross the river; it is there!

746?58?S 11023?48?E

Phone: +62 274 562593
Website: http://www.yogyes.com/en/yogyakarta-tourism-object/museum-and-monument/affandi/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 13, 2009
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