Aesthetics and geometrical principles of Malay woodcarving

Aesthetics and geometrical principles of Malay woodcarving. The International Journal of Arts, Culture & Heritage (iJACH), SE (1/2012). pp. 77-100. ISSN 2289-3121 (2013)


Malay woodcarving is examined from two categories. One is the study of the theoretical aspects in terms of its aesthetics dimensions and two, on the practical features that explain the creative aspirations of the Malay woodcarvers. The enjoyment of beauty is not only present but also blessed in the religious, practical and material needs of the Malay craftsmen. There is a link between aesthetics and geometrical principles involved in the development of Malay woodcarving. Symmetry a common phenomenon in human culture helps us understand the capability of the human minds in producing creative mathematical thinking. It consists of concept, transformations and operations that describe relationships of parts within the structure of the composition, which are used to generate patterns. The study focuses on a method for classifying Malay woodcarving according to mathematical notation system found in the seven frieze patterns. Malay artists, designers and craftsmen usually, without realizing it, make use of the practical applications of geometric principles to execute a wide range of geometrical patterns that they use in their work. The principles of organization involve in their designs are usually aimed at finding certain solutions for unity, which attempt to create a unified whole out of diverse elements that result in a balance between harmony and variety.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Malay woodcarving, Craft
Taxonomy: By Subject > Art & Design > Visual Culture Studies
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Art & Design
Depositing User: Siti Nornafiza Katmidi
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 09:10
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 09:10
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