Museum Le Mayeur
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Museum Le Mayeur information
Artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880–1958) arrived in Bali in 1932, and married the beautiful Legong dancer Ni Polok three years later, when she was just 15. They lived in this compound back when Sanur was still a quiet fishing village. After the artist’s death, Ni Polok lived in the house until she died in 1985. Despite security (some of Le Mayeur's paintings have sold for US$150,000) and conservation problems, almost 90 of Le Mayeur's paintings are displayed.
The house is an interesting example of Balinese-style architecture. Notice the beautifully carved window shutters that recount the story of Rama and Sita from the Ramayana. The museum also has a naturalistic Balinese interior of woven fibres.