The Malay Identity in Malaysian Women's Paintings

Liza Marziana Mohammad Noh, Abdul Rauf Ridzuan, Nurkhazilah Idris, Tengku Intan Suzila Tengku Sharif, Khairunnisa Mohd Abdul Ghani
2018 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
The Malaysian women's identity in paintings essentially began to surface between the year 1970's to 1980's. The attempt to fulfill the demand of identity searching fought by the Malay painters in the 1958 has enlightened the present women revivalists to also pursue this quest. This was leaded by the severe identity crisis suffered by Malaysian women painters of 1950's to the 1970's. Thus, by reevaluating the essence of 'Malayness' and its cultural strand, the Malaysian women painters tempt to
more » ... rtray an identity to complement the Malay arts. The objective of this paper is to examine the Malay identity in Malaysian women's painting by studying the form and content of Malaysian women's painting by using art appreciation descriptive method. Visual content analysis is conducted to achieve the objectives above. The outcome of this paper shall suggest the emergence of Malay arts and cultural heritage values traceable in the Malaysian women's paintings between the 1970's to the 1990's. Adopting the heritage arts discipline, the present article shall unfold the identity of 'Malayness' through its form and content in each painting.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v8-i10/4712 fatcat:3tnnp3mgzbhp5g42vaj3denmyu