Singapore abstract art and the experience of modernity 1950 - 1980s

Han, Christine Siew Eng (2016) Singapore abstract art and the experience of modernity 1950 - 1980s. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Singapore abstract art and the experience of modernity 1950 - 1980s
Synopsis:

This study examines the cultural, historical and intellectual context of Singapore abstract art from 1950s to 1980s and to arrive at a better understanding of the work itself. The study ponders if the abstract work of Singapore’s early artists, by its nature of freedom and inventiveness, was but a complex response to the broader experience of modernity. The artists’ works were often perceived as purely formal as they experimented with different styles including Cubism, Expressionism and Abstraction, appearing on the surface as responding only to the physical qualities of art such as colour, line, form, texture and so on. However, the ideas, meaning and content of Singapore’s early abstract artists, as shown through their writings and statements, proved that their art and thought were inextricably linked to personal expressions, everyday experience and modern life.

Subjects: Art History
Art History > Art Singaporean influence
Divisions: Faculty of Fine Arts > Master - Asian Art Histories
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 12:19
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 12:19
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/401

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