Iconography Underpinning Malaysian Portrait Painting

Authors

  • Rosliza Abdul Rahim Faculty of Art and Design Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia
  • Mumtaz Mokhtar Faculty of Art and Design Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia
  • Verly Veto Vermol Faculty of Art and Design Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia
  • Rafeah Legino Faculty of Art and Design Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2936

Keywords:

Portraits; Painting; Iconography

Abstract

Malaysian portrait paintings were introduced in the 1930s where local artists started using the subject in their art-making. In art, portraits are generally known as the likeness of a person, especially a face and shoulders, but in fact, there are more ways to define portrait and painting. There is a lack of understanding and interpretation on the subject. Consequently, this study aims to trace the chronology of the development of Malaysian portrait paintings. The stylistic and contextual issues, including its formalistic format, media, themes and styles, and artists, are also examined in this study using a mixed-mode of research method.

Keywords: Portraits; Painting; Iconography

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2936

Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Abdul Rahim, R. ., Mokhtar, M. ., Vermol, V. V. ., & Legino, R. . (2021). Iconography Underpinning Malaysian Portrait Painting. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI5), 119-124. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2936

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