A major center of traditional painting is located at Kamasan, near Gelgel
in Klungkung regency. Other center were located in Gianyar, Bangli, Karangasem,
Tabanan, Sanur and Singaraja.
Walter Spies (1895 - 1942), a German artists, In 1927 he come to Bali
and settled in Campuan, near Ubud. He was the most influential artist.
Rudolf Bonnet, a Dutchman, visited Bali and settled in Ubud in 1931. These
two artists exerted a great influence on local artists. Another important
figure is a Mexican painter, Miguel Covarrubias.
Three modern art centers developed in 1930s, they located in Ubud, Sanur
and Batuan. Balinese painters settled in the area between Mas and Ubud.
Only a small number of Balinese painters receive formal art training .Formally
trained artists work in styles and with subjects that differ completely
from those of non-academic painters. Balinese art in now displayed in
many galleries and several museum in Bali.
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