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“Nice garden and house but non-existent exhibition”
Review of Le Mayeur Museum

Le Mayeur Museum
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Ranked #13 of 34 things to do in Sanur
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of innocence and beauty before the introduction of relatively recent laws banning "immodest dress." Even more impressive than the paintings by the Belgian artist of the young Balinese dancer he married and her friends is the small mansion in which the art and artifacts are housed: a lovely example of Balinese architecture decorated with finely carved and gilded wooden shutters.
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was interesting learning more about Le Mayeur and visiting the house he lived in, but there was almost nothing to see in terms of paintings since they were mostly lousy reproductions kept behind dirty glass/plastic.

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"his life"
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"on display"
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"small museum"
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"great museum"
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"piece of history"
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"interesting paintings"
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Situated on the beach, this museum is the real house of M. Le Mayeur that finished his life in Sanur. As a painter, he give us a nice idea of how was the life in Bali 40 years ago.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sadly, Le Mayeur's works are mostly faded with the efffects of humidity and I imagine lack of funds to care for the works.
The property is not well maintained either....but worth going to see, and imagining this place in 1933 when Le Mayeur was one of the first ex-patriot artists in Bali - it would have been a little paradise for him and his beautiful Balinese wife Ni Pollock.

Thank Yolanthe S
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

So Mr Mayeur, a Belgian artist came to Bali. He hooked up with a 15 year old dancer, Ni Polok, and 2 of her girl friends. For 3 years they lived with him and "modeled" for him and his art. After 3 years he married Ni and she continued to model for him and inspire his work. After moving to Sanur he build a beach side home and crated beautiful art work inside it. Soon it became museum worthy. After his death in Belgium where he'd gone for treatment of his ear cancer, his wife continued to live in the home until her death in 1985. It is still a beautiful museum but has seen better days. It's a nice respite from the beach and the constant hagglers

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Just before leaving Sanur we checked the things we might have forgotten. It's a nice walk to the museum right above the seaside. The touching love story of Mr. Mayeur and the young native woman, who became his wife and muse is worthwhile to see in his art. Not very well visible in the dark rooms, but nice. And the garden is beautiful.

Thank Zuzka
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