Exploring the Malayness of Mastura Abdul Rahman's painting / Muhammad Salehuddin Zakaria and Hairulnisak Merman

Zakaria, Muhammad Salehuddin and Merman, Hairulnisak (2021) Exploring the Malayness of Mastura Abdul Rahman's painting / Muhammad Salehuddin Zakaria and Hairulnisak Merman. International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD), 4 (6). pp. 47-55. ISSN 2710-5776

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Abstract

This paper discusses and explores the Malayness concepts of Mastura Abdul Rahman's paintings. In Malaysia,
we had problems with the lack of national women's artists studying Malay's concepts due to time constraints
and lack of reference sources. The research study was based on a collection of paintings selected from 1987
to 2015. This research focused mainly on the structures and composition in Malay's concepts of Mastura Abdul
Rahman arts' works and documentation of the content of the Malays identities and social-cultural aspects. She
applied Malay's concepts in the painting to beautify it by using Malay's design, architectures, and motives.
The researcher used the six principles used by Zakaria Ali in describing Mastura Abdul Rahman's arts' works
based on Malay's concepts, which consist of subtlety, usefulness, unity, symbol, contrast, and meaning. The
researcher obtained information through the primary data methods such as interviews and observation, where
the interview sessions were held with the painter Mastura Abdul Rahman. Information from the curators and
secondary methods was derived from data sources such as books, journals, newspaper clippings, and
magazines. Furthermore, every artwork that was analyzed had intellectual on the Malays' concepts because
every object in the artworks had a role and implicit meanings about the Malayness. Her art works has aesthetic
values and very intellectual in highlighting messages in applying the concept of tradition, culture and religion.
However, her art works should be documented for general reference purposes. Especially for the younger
generations to expose and help them to improve understanding, communication capabilities, stimulate critical
thinking and intellectualism to the society.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Zakaria, Muhammad Salehuddin
msalehuddin@uitm.edu.my
Merman, Hairulnisak
hairulnisak@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) > General works > Technique, composition, etc.
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) > Art as a profession. Artists > Special classes of persons as artists
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) > Art as a profession. Artists > Special classes of persons as artists > Women
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Art and Design
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD)
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD)
ISSN: 2710-5776
Volume: 4
Number: 6
Page Range: pp. 47-55
Official URL: https://melaka.uitm.edu.my/ijad/
Item ID: 47511
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malayness; Structure; Composition; Characteristics of Malay's
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/47511

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