Le Mayeur Museum is one of the most interesting attractions to visit in Sanur, Bali. As an art tour, visitors can see beautiful paintings of artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880–1958) who arrived in Bali in 1932, and married the beautiful Legong dancer Ni Polok three years later when she was just 15. In the museum, various paintings ranging from the life of the painter’s wife, Ni Pollok, to the natural beauty of Sanur are on display. The couple 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.
Proof of Le Mayeur love to his wife can be found in various corners of the museum.One example is the painting titled Pollok painted on canvas measuring 75 times 90 centimeters. There is another thing titled Around the Pollok House (1957), as well as canvas paintings of the same size. The oldest painting in the Le Mayeur Museum was created in 1921 and the youngest was one year before Le Mayeur died in 1957. The number of paintings created in his life here are as many as 88 pieces. The collections are not only the works of Le Mayeur during his stay in Bali but also Le Mayeur impressionist paintings after traveling in Europe, Africa, India, Italy and France before arriving in Bali. The collections include “Canal of Gindecca”, “Early Morning in the Harbour of Marseille”, “Istambul (Turkey)”, “Jaipur, India”, “The Native of Gabes “, and other paintings.
The Le Mayeur Museum is open daily at 08.00 to 15.30 WITA, except Friday, 08.30 to 12.30 WITA, and official holidays are closed. Le Mayeur Museum is located at Jalan Hang Tuah, Sanur, Bali.