Defining the Nanyang style in painting

Teo, Lay Khim (2012) Defining the Nanyang style in painting. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Defining the Nanyang style in painting

This thesis attempts to define the Nanyang style in painting by applying the scholarships of Meyer Schapiro and Judith Genova on the subject of style.
Schapiro defines style as showing constancy in features, and Genova advocates that style features should express meaning. Drawing from these two scholarships, the meaning-expressing” stable structure, comprising constant elements that characterize the works of early Chinese artists in Nanyang, is developed for defining their style, one commonly described as the Nanyang style.
Constancy is established from the consistent mention of style elements in literature, based on answers to the questions ‘who?’, ‘what?’, ‘when?’ and ‘where?’ of the Nanyang style. The constant elements, so established, are confirmed by way of a visual analysis. A “ meaning-expressing” stable structure comprising constant elements is then developed to define the Nanyang style in painting.
The objective of the thesis is to explain the “Nanyang style” and its derivative label, “the Nanyang artist”, in order to clarify their application.

Subjects: Art History > Art Singaporean influence
Divisions: Faculty of Fine Arts > Master - Asian Art Histories
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2013 07:34
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 07:34

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