The Role of the Shadow Puppet Painting on the Ceilings of the Kertha Gosa Court

Nilotama, Sangayu Ketut Laksemi and Sabana, Setiawan (2013) The Role of the Shadow Puppet Painting on the Ceilings of the Kertha Gosa Court. Arts and Design Studies, 11. pp. 6-14. ISSN 2224-6061 (Paper) 2225-059X (Online)

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This article describes the role of the painting as a media in the interior placement of a traditional court building located in Klungkung, the province of Bali, Indones ia. The Kertha Gosa Court placed a shadow puppet on the ceiling of its building. This qualitative descripti ve research with a historical background serves to uncover the role of the painting in that building. The painting as a media is an appropriate way to convey moral a nd ethic messages that could be seen throughout the time suc h as the one featured in Kertha Gosa. The role of the ceilings as the upper part of the building is a concrete for m to communicate and deliver universal and abstract moral teachings. Ancient cultural values in Bali cannot be separated from the living values derived from Hinduism. The placement of the shadow puppet painting is closely related with the positioning of a king as God’s representative in this world, serving the purpose of can reach the goal of life, which is to reach Moksha.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Faculty of Art and Design > Undergraduate Program in Interior Design
Depositing User: FSRD Trisakti
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 09:09

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