For centuries, mankind has tapped into its creative energy and utilised it to create, paint and ultimately capture sceneries, historic tales and people through which an amazing array of artistic creations were borne and preserved. In modern times, paintings such as the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli which is displayed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the famous Water Lilies by Claude Money which is displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Last Supper by Leornado da Vinci displayed at the Milanese Santa Maria Delle Grazi Monastery and of course, the world famous Mona Lisa hung at the Louvre in Paris, are spoken of in revered tones and millions visit these famous art galleries to bask in its greatness. Thus, the art of any community demonstrates its many traits and characteristics and for travelling art enthusiasts, art galleries are an integral component of their vacation.
Thus, when visiting the Asian nation of Indonesia, the National Gallery of Indonesia is worth mentioning and is definitely worth a visit even if you are pressed for time. This renowned Gallery is located in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and has been fulfilling its purpose of preserving and displaying these visually appealing creations since 1999.
The building that houses the Gallery itself is a work of art, for it is a building styled in a Dutch Indies colonial design that contributes to the aesthetic quality of the Gallery itself. The history of the Gallery began in the 1960s when a movement for the establishment of a National Cultural Development Center Program, began. However, it took nearly forty years for the realisation of this dream and in 1995, plans for the Gallery were made and by the late 1990s, the National Gallery of Indonesia was opened.
When visiting this capital, most tourists tend to opt for a service apartment in Jakarta as it gives them both flexibility and luxury and those staying at the Ascott Jakarta have the additional benefit of being close to a number of attractions including the National Gallery which is home to 1770 works of art, as well as the National Monument and the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town. Furthermore, this Jakarta service apartment is located extremely close to the Airport, which makes travelling an ease.