The intriguing city of Jakarta offers numerous sightseeing and other attractions for the visitor. In order to make the most of your stay an excellent hotel in Jakarta would be Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta. This appealing hotel is well-reputed for its exemplary accommodations and gracious hospitality.
Any visitor to Jakarta with an interest in art should undoubtedly take the opportunity to visit the Fine Art and Ceramic Museum. This engrossing establishment features an extensive collection of outstanding artworks. The visitor will observe that these artworks have been created from a diverse selection of materials and techniques including painting, batik, sculpture, sketches and wood carving. Taken together the museum’s collection is of invaluable importance in documenting the art history of Indonesia.
Amongst these diverse artistic creations you will find a number of masterpieces which always make an impression on the visitor. Artworks such as Raden Saleh’s ‘Lebak Regent’, Hendra Gunawan’s ‘Revolution Bride’, and Affandi’s ‘Self Portrait’ are all remarkable and acclaimed paintings. Classically executed traditional sculpture from the island of Bali is another highlight at the museum; you will find many of these intriguing creations here. Another fascinating traditional art form on display is wood and totem sculpture, of which you will find a number of outstanding examples.
As the museum’s name indicates it also features a captivating selection of ceramic creations including locally produced ceramics as well as those from foreign countries. Indonesian ceramics from regions including Medan, Aceh, Lampung, Palembang, Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Purwakarta, and so on are featured at the museum. A highlight at the museum is the selection of exquisite ceramics from the Majapahit era which are of great historical significance. Meanwhile the museum also features splendid ceramics originating from nations as far-flung as China, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Germany, the Netherlands and Middle Eastern countries. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase an interesting souvenir as a memento of your visit to the museum.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+