Ubud Village (The Center of Art)
Ubud Village is a traditional village supervising 13 Banjar (group of community) and 6 custom countryside. It is located in Ubud sub district, Gianyar Regency and about 20 km from Denpasar Town. Ubud Vilage can be reached within 30 minutes or 15 minutes from Gianyar Town and this place is situated in the high land about 300 meter above sea level.
Ubud is enclosed by the good temperature compare with other regions in Bali where the temperatures are relative cool that is perfectly for everyone to stay in this fine-looking place. This village is taken 9.800 peoples which most of them are Hindu. They able to keep the surroundings in nature so that way this place usually used by many tourist to get the art motivation.
Ubud own the air more cold from other areas in south of Bali. The population of Ubud village about 9.800 peoples. The location is still keep natural and this area represents the area of motivation foundation to all actors, inclusive of overseas actor, especially European actor.
Ubud nearby own the beautiful nature, this area also represent a rich culture countryside with the history heritage of all big actors, especially all famous artists, for example I Gusti Nyoman Lempad (1862 – 1978), Anak Agng Gede Sobrat (1919 – 1992), I Gusti Made Deblog (1910 – 1968), after that fixed up by others like, I Gusti Ketut Kobot, Ida Bagus Made, Dewa Putu Bedil, Ida Bagus Rai and others.
The popularity of all above artists follows to give the inspiration to all west artists to live in Ubud Bali. In year 1920’s, two European artist people that are Rodolf Bonnet from Dutch and Walter Spies from Germany inscribe the new history of artistic growth paint the countryside of Ubud.
Second, the European artist introduce the European esthetics technique especially explanation area, shadow, perspective and anatomy. All local artists fill the new technique harmonizing with value and base on local mind fixed take the traditional so that able to give the separate identity by the name Ubud.
Ubud Village ever more famous as a born area of all actor paints because of the existence of cooperation between Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati and Rudolf Bonnet to form an actor bevy by the name of Pita Maha. What also follows the area born of Pita Maha is Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad in the year 1936.
Pita Maha represent a bevy and place to discuss the artistic growth and problem paint, and also to compare mind each other and introducing result of art which they own.
Ubud is an amazing town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island’s most excellent centre for fine arts, dance and music. While it once was a haven for untidy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs.
Famous names walk its busy sidewalks everyday. Elegant five star hotels and sprawling mansions now stand on its outskirts, overlooking the most prized views in Bali. Nonetheless, Ubud is still popular with backpackers, mystics and all the finest fringe elements of global society. Ubud is not “ruined”.
Its character is too strong to be destroyed. It still draws people who add something; people who are actively concerned in art, nature, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, conservationism, “alternative modalities,” and more. Ubud is perhaps the best place to use as a base if you’re visiting Bali; if you’re looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration.
Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali — scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. And its central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.