Posts Tagged ‘Art’


Antara by Hamidi Hadi

Antara by Hamidi Hadi

The subject of art is a really interesting topic. Everything about it is open for debate… from the hidden meanings behind each of the artist’s paintings to the most appropriate sum to pay for a work of art. Even the interpretation of the finished masterpiece is open for discussion, as different people can have different opinions and feelings about the same piece.

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ToyRebels: Toys with a Twist

ToyRebels: Toys with a Twist

Having long been a stopover between East and West, Malaysia has always been open to influence from both regions. Malaysian thrive by embracing these various influences, and many of the things we do, say and eat often have roots in faraway lands. In Malaysia, even children learn about different places and cultures at a young age, although they might not realise it. How? Through what they watch on television.
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UWA Public Lecture – Spirituality in Contemporary Indonesian Art: Author meets Artist

UWA Public Lecture – Spirituality in Contemporary Indonesian Art: Author meets Artist

There has been much said about trying to understand art. And while many may disagree about what a particular piece might mean, all would agree that this world of ours is enriched by the various art pieces made by so many individuals around the world.
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1Malaysia Contemporary Art Festival 2011

1Malaysia Contemporary Art Festival 2011

Art is unique because of its subjectivity. It can be both pleasing and repulsive, depending on the viewer. A good piece of art is able to evoke emotions and elicit a response from those who view it, while a great piece of art’s fame and renown lasts nearly forever. To the average Malaysian, art may seem only to be appreciated within certain circles of local society, but that perception has begun to change.
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Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition at Galeri Petronas

Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition at Galeri Petronas

Most of us would remember Art as one of the mandatory subjects to take while we were in primary and secondary school. Though many may have performed well in that subject, there were others like myself, who was only too glad when the subject was no longer mandatory. One of the mediums taught during my school days was watercolour. Though many may feel that using watercolours to paint is easy, it only dawned upon me that there is so much more involved other than just getting the right colour and shade.

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Public Art Programme at Galeri Petronas

Public Art Programme at Galeri Petronas

What is art? An online dictionary website, www.dictionary.com defines the word art as ‘the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance’. How a person perceives a work of art varies greatly from one individual to another. Some analyse the different types of techniques that are used by the painter, or try to deduce the painter’s main influential style in all of his artwork. Others base it on a more simple point – whether that particular piece of artwork is attractive or repulsive to their taste.

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