Proceedings of the International Conference of Innovation in Media and Visual Design (IMDES 2020)

Contribution of Artists Through Printing as Visual Communication Medium Among Colonies During the British Era in Malaya

Authors
Azian Tahir, Zarlina Mohd Zamari, Nur Adibah Nadiah Mohd Aripin, Noor Enfendi Desa, Syed Alwi Syed Abu Bakar, Faridah Hanim Abdul Wahab, Arba’iyah Mohd Noor
Corresponding Author
Azian Tahir
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201202.078How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Printmaking, Media, Communication, Malaya, Colonial
Abstract
Art has become a medium of communication since the Palaeolithic era, but the obsession in recording information in scientific form began in the 17th century, where the elites paid the intellectuals and artists to produce records in the texts and visuals to be printed. In the 19th century when printing technology began to expand, the west introduced visual printing activities in the newspapers as democratic communication medium. Newspapers such as The Illustrated London News (ILN) and The Graphic contributed the most news with visuals at that time, including news regarding Malaya. This article aims to identify the role of print media and artists in recording visuals during the British colonial rule. Historical method is used in this discussion through documentation from archive’s records, books, journals, and electronic data. Indirectly, printed visual became part of historical documents which recorded local visuals while the professional artists or amateurs had delivered their tasks.
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AU  - Faridah Hanim Abdul Wahab
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