Art of Bali base or start from mix Hindu and Java art that grew with creativity of the Majapahit Kingdoms artisans that expand to Bali in the 13th century.
From the sixteenth until the twentieth centuries, the village of Kamasan in Klungkung region (East Bali), was the centre of classical Balinese art. But since the late twentieth century, Ubud and its neighboring villages established a reputation as the center of Balinese art.
Balinese art can also be understand to be a highly developed, although informal Baroque folk art that is a combination between the pleasant liveliness with the refinement of classicism of Hinduistic Java, but free of the conservative prejudice and with a new vitality fired by the exuberance of the demonic spirit of the tropical primitive.
As for the Balinese paintings since the 1920s, Balinese traditional paintings were restricted to what is known as the Kamasan or Wayang style. It is a visual narrative of Hindu-Javanese epics: the Ramayana and Mahabharata, as well as a number of indigenous stories, such as the Panji narrative. These two-dimensional drawings are traditionally drawn on cloth or bark paper (Ulantaga paper) with natural dyes. The coloring is limited to available natural dyes: red, ochre, black, etc.
Balinese art are mostly paintings and carving. Painting it self evolve to be Modern traditional painting that is emanated from three villages: Ubud, Sanur on the southern coast, and Batuan.
So the paintings have different types and they are :
1. Ubud Painting
2. Sanur Painting
3. Batuan Painting
4. Young artist Painting
5. Keliki miniature painting
The Art of Bali,