These ONLINE presentations taught by Adam Williamson are inspired by his studies with Norhaiza Noordin and research in Malaysia, China and Indonesia.
We will study patterns from the The Forbidden City in Beijing, China. From Kelantan, Malaysia and Jepara, Java. Many Islamic styles in the Middle East have been inspired by Chinese art forms and then returned to Southeast Asia in a confluence of styles resulting in sublime syncretic masterpieces.
We will study the Acanthus leaf and its spread from 400BC from Greece throughout the world and how many eastern and western styles converge to create these decorative forms.
We will draw spiral and volute patterns from China and carvings from Malay.
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We will learn about the universal growth of these patterns, from the “Benih” (Seed) – “Punca” or “Source” out to the “Batang” (Stem) and “Ranting” (Twig or branch) to the “Sulur” (Tendrils) or “Pucuk” (Shoot) to the “Daun” (Leaf), “Bunga” (Flower) and “Buah” (Fruit)\
We will look at the inherent symbolism within these patterns including the gateway (pintu gerbang) which represents a human body andpopular compositions such as the awan larat (meandering clouds), buah buton (stupa) and gunungan (mountan peaks) are seen as representations of the unending spiral of life, power and unity.
Many of these motifs have long journeys from Hindu-Buddhist roots flowering in more vegetive forms with advent of arrival of Islam such as the daun dewa (deity leaf) or daun Langkasuka
Wall Carving Decoration and Motifs Influences the Spatial Social Interaction at Surung Area
A.Noor.,F & Khoo, E. (2003) Spirit of Wood : The Art of Malay Woodcarving, Periplus Edition (HK) Ltd.
A.Rashid, M.Sabrizaa. (2008), Penafsiran Falsafah “Ibu” Dalam Awan Larat : Warisan Estetika Seni Ukiran Melayu, Seminar Antarabangsa Pemandiran Budaya Tamadun
Timur Laut. 25 hingga 26 Ogos 2008. Dewan Kuliah Utama, FSPU, UITM.
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