The Blanco Renaissance Museum in Ubud is the house and studio of the late flamboyant Philippine-born maestro, Don Antonio Blanco, that is nestled atop a hill overlooking the verdant valley of Campuhan.
As you enter, there’s a large garden lawn and courtyard before the main palatial building that blends Balinese and Spanish architecture, a homage to Blanco’s heritage. The main building and the enormous marble hall are lined with Blanco’s artworks in exquisite frames. Plenty of colorful nude portraits of Balinese women hang in this room, while studio outside has various collages with 60s-era paintings and paintbrushes and dried paint in front of an artwork in progress, which is believed to be that his son Mario, who like his father was also passionate about art.
The entry to the museum includes a refreshing welcome drink and access to the galleries, studios, and grounds.