Balinese Dancer

Antonio Blanco

aquarel on paper
/ 100 x 82 x 8cm

About this work

Painting: Aquarel on Paper

Size: 100 H x 182 W x 8 cm

A masterpiece of Antonio Blanco, aquarel artwork, presumably illustrated in 1991, depicts a half body a Balinese dancer.

The artwork paper is completely covered by transparent glass, complemented by the authentic certificate of provenance stashed on the back side of the frame.

Framed into artistic timber framing.

Frame dimension : (182X100)cm2

Canvas dimension : (53X67.50)cm2 Read more »

  • Provenance My dad purchased it somewhere around midst 90's
  • Seller maxiringo113
  • Price £10,621.00



Antonio Maria Blanco (15 September 1912 - 10 December 1999)[1] was a painter of Spanish and American descent.

Antonio was born in the Ermita district of Manila, Philippines. He initially lived and worked in Florida and California, United States, until he became interested in exploring the islands of the Pacific Ocean that had been a source of inspiration for painters such as Paul Gauguin, José Miguel Covarrubias and others before him. He planned to go to Tahiti, but fate brought him to Hawaii, Japan and Cambodia, where he was a guest of honor of Prince Norodom Sihanouk.

From Cambodia he went to Bali in 1952 and married a traditional Balinese dancer named Ni Ronji in 1953. Bali gave Antonio important elements that he needed to develop his artistic gifts: the beautiful scenery, the dreamlike atmosphere of the environment and the pervasive art and great love.

Settled in Bali, Antonio began to realize his dreams in life and work. He built a house and museum in Ubud which contains many of his paintings. Read more »

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