Art has a huge role in shaping the characteristics of the people in Indonesia. Moreover, art has also become the identity and culture of Indonesian people that we need to preserve. Therefore, Biznet is supporting all art-related activities, with a hope and dream to further support the growth of creative economy in Indonesia.
Art is a form of human's feelings and expressions with a sense of beauty in it, and being expressed through a realistic mediums in the form of tones, images, movements, and words, which can be felt using human senses. The word Art in terms of etymology came from Sanskrit language, which is Sani that means worship, offerings and service.
The expression of art can be divided into various kinds and forms. In general art can be divided into three segments that include Fine Art, Music Art and Cultural Art. Fine Art is considered as an art in the form of images, paintings, sculptures, and handicrafts. Nowadays, we can see many paintings or images on empty walls in various public spaces. Not just any paintings, those paintings are highly valuable and created by artists who are capable in their fields. These kinds of paintings are called Mural.
Music Art is an art in the form of melody or harmony hat create beautiful sounds. The definition of Music Art is referring to a masterpiece in the form of songs, melody and sounds that came from musical instruments. While Cultural Art is a form of art that can be related to a country or a place that creates something valuable such as cultural dances. Moreover, art that came from culture can also be seen in museums that kept historical items and stories that we need to preserve.
Biznet has the responsibility to support the growth and development of art in Indonesia, which is now getting more attention needed, especially from young generations in Indonesia. The main reason why Biznet is supporting art in Indonesia is because art has many important social functions, including entertainment, education, communication, aesthetics, and health functions.
Biznet believes that today art and technology can be combined into one unity that gives positive influences for many people. Through technology, especially Internet, everyone can now share information about their artwork to the world, allowing every artist to show their masterpieces to others.
Here you will be assisted by a guide who will share with you about the complete story of the items at the museum while walking through the rooms there. The museum is divided into several rooms including Welcome Room followed by Gamelan Room and Guwo Selo Giri Room, which has paintings of those who represent four dynasties of the Mataram Kingdom.
At the end of the visit, you will be given a special traditional drink called "Ratu Mas" with secret ancient recipe consisting seven herbal ingredients made by the Queen of Sultan Pakubuwono X, which guarantee beauty and good looks.
The 3,500 meter square museum offers a story about the life of Affandi and his family. The museum consists of three galleries, including photo studio, cafe, restaurant, and several unique buildings. Gallery I have a collection of Affandi's retrospective paintings that show the development of his painting styles from his early career. The gallery has around 300 from a total of 4000 paintings that he created during his career, and some of the paintings are called Moeder, Self Portrait, and Mother Inside The Room.
The museum will not just let you know more about Affandi as an artist, but also tells you a story about him as human being including some of his collections such as his Mitsubishi Galant 1970 and two ontel bikes. Moreover, the museum also shows some of the achievements and awards that he received during his career.
You can also visit Affandi's graveyard who passed away in 1990 and also his wife's who passed away in 1991, located between Gallery I and Gallery II. While Gallery III shows items created by Affandi's wife and family incuding Maryati, Kartika and Rukmini. After walking around the museum, you can visit Gajah Wong II that has a restaurant with delicious cuisine and also a place to have a short break.
If you wish to know about the history of Yogyakarta and Indonesia, you must visit Kraton Yogyakarta. Here, you can see the documentation of the complete Kraton Yogyakarta history. The museum was built during the era of Sri Sultan HB VII and HB VIII. During the era of Sri Sultan HB IX, the management of the museum was handed over to Parentah Luruh Kraton called Tepas Dwara Pura.
The museum that was built on the 14,000 hectare of land with traditional Javanese architecture has complete collection of household items, keris, spear, puppet, gamelan, ancient scripts, and paintings and some of them are 200 years old.