Affandi Museum

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Affandi Museum
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ashraivadera
Singapore14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I have to admit not knowing anytjing about this artist before we stepped in, but it was a lovely place with some interesting quirks.

I've read some of the other reviews who complain about no guided tours, soulless staff, poor maintenance, etc. And there is some truth to that.....these things could be improved.

BUT this place is great and well worth a visit. The building itself is fabulous, with a Gaudi-like feel to the place, particularly the old swimming pool, and then the art is really interesting, showing one of Indonesia's greats in all his glory.

We came with our teens and they enjoyed it. It's just enough art to keep the interest without going overboad.

Yes, things could be improved with better maintenance and a nicer gift shop BUT please give this a go while you're here.

You'll enjoy it.
Written February 1, 2020
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sensesawaken
Singapore, Singapore180 contributions
Oct 2019
to me, its a must view places in Jogja. its give you a great over view on one of Indonesia's most famous artist. Great works from him and his family is on display
Written October 29, 2019
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Deborah K
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions
Aug 2019
See the paintings and learn about the life of Indonesian maestro, Affandi. The museum is split across 3 galleries: The first, chronologically showcasing the self taught artist's works from his early days, with naturalist style self portraits and paintings of his first wife and their only daughter, to his later expressionism pieces that came after his time in Europe and under the influence of counterparts there. In the second gallery, you can browse his works that have since been donated by art collectors and are available for sale to fund the Museum's continued operations. While in the third gallery, you will be privy to works by his first wife and children and watch the looping video of a Dutch documentary circa the 1970s or 80s where Affandi, in his later years, talk about his art and thought process.

The staff are friendly and offer complimentary guided tours in English (just request politely if they don't offer first, I'm sure they'll oblige!). You can also swing by his grandson's working studio which is on site and if you're lucky meet him if not the other artist in residence. If you're in the market for some art, check out their works which are reasonably priced - from large format scenic scapes to graphic novel-like paintings with a social message.
Written August 29, 2019
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RB86
Sinduharjo, Indonesia165 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The building as well as the pieces of art are interesting and well presented. a quiet place. I love it !
Written January 2, 2019
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ejBajaj
Jakarta, Indonesia108 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Affandi was perhaps Southeast Asia's foremost expressionist painter of the mid-20th century. One of his paintings, Fishermen and Rotterdam Port, was recorded selling for USD 400,000 in Christie's. Also, Reclining Nude was estimated in USD 387,000 - 645,000 in Christie's.

If you walk along Adi Sucipto street, you can find a big building like a huge banana leaves near Gajah Wong river. It was built by Affadi who charmed by banana leaves and reminder his childhood - taking a banana leaf to cover his head and body from rain.

Some of his recent works might be seen here, maybe around 300 paintings. The museum is made of 3 big buildings.
If you want to see Affandi's reflective works, you may go to the first building.
At the yard between 2nd and 3rd gallery, there is a big gig - used to be his workshop.

Overall, this museum is very nice to visit.

Written July 12, 2017
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mpramudito
Malang, Indonesia24 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
This museum displays works of Affandi, one of Indonesian profound painters. The paintings displayed here is said to be ones that dear to the artist (and that is why they are kept in the gallery), due to the story behind each painting. The guide did an excellent job in explaining the history of those painting and in some extent, the "emotion" that the artist brought to the painting.
I brought my 14-year daughter to this museum, and she loves it.. mainly to learn the connection between a painting to the live of the artists.
There are 2 main galleries that display Affandi works, and the rest are paintings of his family member.
As a layman in art, I found this museum as one of good places to introduce real art to the youngsters and teach them to appreciate the creation of an art (and to get them out of those gadgets to see real worlds ! ). I think for a real art-lover, this museum is one of the must-see in Yogyakarta.
This museum is not far from the city centre. Strongly recommended - even more for youngsters.
Written December 28, 2016
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Doberman08
Phoenix, AZ21 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Visited the Affandi Museum with my Wife and were fascinated by the work of the late and most likely to date greatest Indonesian Artist.
The expressionist style of his late paintings is also reflected in the museum's architecture.
Highly recommended for art lovers.
Written November 4, 2016
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Pavlina R
London, UK37 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
An amazing artist, unfortunately not famous enough in the western world. I was so impressed by his works, do not miss this museum if you're an art lover!
Written July 12, 2016
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Daphanie B
Singapore177 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
I really enjoyed my visit to the Affandi museum. Given it was his private residence, there is art and perspective gained just from the different structures and the grounds themselves.
International tickets come with a free drink, for you to enjoy at the end of viewing the art work.

In the third gallery, the one that contains the Affandi family's artwork, there is also a video playing of Affandi and family - which was quite a nice touch so you can get unobtrusive information in addition to the viewing pleasure.
Written April 19, 2015
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Anindya Indira Putri
Mataram, Indonesia61 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
such a great opportunity~ I went to this place with my family and that was so great because, I didn't know anything about Mr. Affandi and I got so many stories about him from this awesome etnic place :)
Affandi Museum's tour guide gave us so many explanations about Affandi's painting and it helped me to understanding~ entrance ticket is 20k and you'll get free soft drink from Affandi Museum's cafe.
+ : humble atmosphere, great paintings everywhere, priceless knowledge and you'll be able to learn 'how to become a great artist' here ^^
- : I'm sorry but their toilet area isn't good. Please give more attention :)
I admire with Affandi's swimming pool design~~ you guys must see that!!
Written January 8, 2014
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  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM