Cultural Economics
Online ISSN : 1884-2208
Print ISSN : 1344-1442
The role and meaning of Pita-Maha in Bali island in 30s
A study on the creation of the suitable environment for art and culture
T. Goto
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2000 Volume 2 Issue 2 Pages 47-53


Bali of Indonesia is one of the most well-known resort island in the world. It also has attracted a lot of tourists as the island of the Art. This study forcuses on especially the Balinese paintings which largely helped to create the image of the island of the Art. The Pita-Maha assosiation was established in 1936 to maintain the quality of newly developed Balinese paintings. It played a significant role when the artistic activities of the people in Bali have prevailed in the world as “Balinese paintigs”. Through its activities, the Pita-Maha built the concept of the “Balinese Paintinns”. In this study, the role and meaning of the Pita-Maha is examinated as the suitable environment needed for the creation and management of the art and culture.

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