According Bali Driver Tour Pura Batuan is very strategic because it is located on the edge of the public road.

Batuan Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple set in the middle of Batuan Village strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. It is a local village temple and a part of three main temples in a village that is called Tri Khayangan. Batuan Temple is beautifully designed with Balinese architecture and antique Balinese ornaments decor whole temple building including the inlet gate. As regular temple in Bali according Bali Driver, Batuan Temple is also featured by the three areas includes Nista Mandala (outside area) Madya Mandala (Middle area) and Utama Mandala (Main temple area).

batuan temple

The most important indicator is the village temple according observations Bali Driver Guide, known as Pura Puseh an ancient structure dated to the 11th century, adorn with complicated stone carvings.It is located in the northern part of the village, 200 metres (660 ft) off the main road.The temple also has an epigraph that bear witness to the date of founding of Batuan in 1022 AD.The temple undergo restoration in 1992. It is a five-tiered gateway tower, clearly influenced by Indian religious architecture. Its icons and ornament, however, are typically Balinese in style. important delineation include a Bhoma head overlooking the main gateway, the god Wisnu astride a bull, large elephants on the central ladder banister, and Siwa standing amongst cranium. The roof of the temple is made of the fibre of chromatic black palm tree. The maintenance of the temple is done by the residents of the village. The temple is situated on the main road from Denpasar to Ubud.

batuan painting

Besides Pura Batuan, here is also a very famous painting has its own style and design, Bali Driver Service deems it necessary to introduce this place.

Balinese art forms are in essence classified under three principal categories of which Batuan Style (distinct from the Ubud Style) which originated in Batuan is one style which has absorbed the traditional art form to the present dynamic art styles; the other two Bali art styles are the Ubud style of Ubud and the Sanur style which have been further supplemented by an “Young Artists” style of 1960s of Penestanan (the artists village) origin influenced by the Dutch artists. In the Batuan style of painting, the pressure is adoption of gloomy colour, generally in black and white with preponderance of mystic Balinese religious ethos related to wizardry and witchcraft. They are also famous for the miniature painting with great attention paid to detailing.The artists have an eye for detail as they paint with great forbearance. Vegetation is drawn in a stylish format, but each leaf is painted and shaded. The patterns, even in Batik Sarong have the minor figures drawn very carefully. Even the open chamber is filled with throb marks. Scenes appear from the canvas and step back into the vegetation such as a dog fight, a love affair, a group of gamblers, all shown in a corner of the canvas.

Another important feature is, unlike the Ubud style, the Batuan style also inspire daily life scenes in its delineation, stray from the traditional. The delineation is of noticeable scenes but disguise in the form of masks. The colours used by the famous artists of Batuan were more brave than those used in Ubud paintings, with green and maroon being the dominant shades used for describe human beings. Daily life with a complex variety of activities is reflect in great details. However according Bali Driver Services, the painting canvases still adopted the three space formula with the bottom part devoted to daily human activities, with ritual activities in the middle section and with the upper section devoted to the realms of gods.

 

 

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