Contribution of Artists Through Printing as Visual Communication Medium Among Colonies During the British Era in Malaya
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
Available Online 3 December 2020.
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- Printmaking, Media, Communication, Malaya, Colonial
- 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 Indirectly, printed visual became part of historical documents which recorded local visuals while the professional artists or amateurs had delivered their tasks.
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TY - CONF AU - Azian Tahir AU - Zarlina Mohd Zamari AU - Nur Adibah Nadiah Mohd Aripin AU - Noor Enfendi Desa AU - Syed Alwi Syed Abu Bakar AU - Faridah Hanim Abdul Wahab AU - Arba’iyah Mohd Noor PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - Contribution of Artists Through Printing as Visual Communication Medium Among Colonies During the British Era in Malaya BT - Proceedings of the International Conference of Innovation in Media and Visual Design (IMDES 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 214 EP - 220 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201202.078 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201202.078 ID - Tahir2020 ER -