Preserving Bali’s Beauty – not just going green, but staying green

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In 1923, Walter Spies, a German painter, came to Java before he finally started his life in Ubud, Bali in 1927.  Inspired and enchanted by the island, Spies created many beautiful paintings, capturing the traditions and atmosphere of Bali itself. Bali’s stunning vistas of deep, green, endless paddy fields were the subject of many beautiful paintings by the artist.  

Text and Photo by Kartika D. Suardana

In 1923, Walter Spies, a German painter, came to Java before he finally started his life in Ubud, Bali in 1927.  Inspired and enchanted by the island, Spies created many beautiful paintings, capturing the traditions and atmosphere of Bali itself. Bali’s stunning vistas of deep, green, endless paddy fields were the subject of many beautiful paintings by the artist.  

Some of the landscape featured in Spies’s paintings may now have turned into concrete blocks and buildings.  While some mix well with the surrounding nature many others just ruin the face of the island. However, there are some places where the green is maintained and conserved. Thankfully, the raw beauty of the island has not entirely vanished and today you still can capture Bali’s exquisite natural landscapes. 

 

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