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"Modern art and creations ? la Javanese?." Top 5 Page for this destination Yogyakarta Things to Do Tip by kokoryko

Yogyakarta Things to Do: 321 reviews and 730 photos

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Affandi was very creative and had his workshop on a tree where he could find peace and not be disturbed by the numerous visitors he had.
Beneath his workshop is now a café (picture 2) where you can have a tea, for a break during your visit; this café is also an artwork, and have a look at the pillars sustaining the workshop above, again, finely carved wood, with strange lizards and leaves hidden in the leaves (picture 3).
Affandi designed everything in his house, and also the garden, which is landscaped on the slopes of the Gajah Wong River banks, and amongst the lush vegetation you will come across a very original swimming pool (picture 4), and as he liked flowers, you will of course see a lot, like this one (picture 5).
Creative, yes, but also useful creations, as you can see on the first picture; Affandi has probably been inspired also by informal street workers, informal cobblers, and he created a somehow elegant garden set, but I am not sure I would sit on one of these chairs with white pants!
Well, there is a lot to see from the very eclectic imagination of the artist, and a few hours there are not lost time; Jogja is a capital city for traditional art, and here you have an insight in modern art, “à la Javanese”.

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

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!

7°46’58”S 110°23’48”E

Phone: +62 274 562593

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 13, 2009
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