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I Wayan , Sukarya (2011) FORM OF MODERN MASK CREATED BY IDA BAGUS ANOM. Mudra (JURNAL SENI BUDAYA), 26 (3). p. 1. ISSN 0854-3461

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Mask is an artificial face made of a thin material or a material which is made thin in such a way that it is feasible to be worn on the human face. It is worn to make the face partly or entirely covered. It is a man’s cultural product which has been in existence since a long a time ago. It is historically recorded that it has been in existence since the pre-history era, exactly since what is termed as perundagiaan era (± 600-800 AD). The modern mask art currently developing is derived from the traditional one, functions for aesthetic purposes only and is related to what is needed by tourism. The process during which the modern mask art has been created is basically inspired by the traditional mask art. In addition, in the creation process, an artist always tries to acquire his personal identity. Ida Bagus Anom, as a mask artist, in creating mask art with special characteristics, is considered to be able to combine traditional values with modern elements. He still adopts the Balinese cultural values as the identity of the masks he has created. Apart from that, he has also adopted creatively foreign cultural values in his works. Through his modern masks, what he has contributed to arts still refers to the principle of Balinization. What is meant is that he has adopted the foreign cultural values to enrich the modern Balinese masks he has created. His creative, productive, and innovative works have aesthetical and ethic values as the soul. In other words, he has given priority to change or comodification as a basis for interacting symbols. The change taking place in the modern mask art created by Anom is not a product but a process of creativity based on Tri Semaya teaching which includes Atita, Wartamana and Negata (the past time, the present time and the future time). What is meant is that what is being done should refer to the past values, atita, and what is expected in the future, nagata. It is the past values and what is expected in the future which are combined in such a way that a basis for what is currently done (wartamana) can be created. What is currently done by Anom does not neglect the past cultural roots and will be regarded as being creative in the future. As far as the modern works created by Anom are concerned, the supra-empirical aspects of arts based on aesthetical values make them regarded as creative works, and empirically, they are highly realistic.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Publication Unit > Journal > Mudra Journal
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 05:51
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 05:51

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