Influence of Local Culture on the Identity of Malaysian Portrait Painting

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Rosliza Abdul Rahim


This study focuses on the chronology of local cultural themes that were selected from Malaysian portrait paintings. All the artworks were chosen from the permanent Kuala Lumpur National Art Gallery collection. The process was supported with visits and observations, where the process of record was identified and followed with the categorization of themes. All the artworks shared individual, economic, social, and family themes, which became the priorities of the painters. The whole theme from this classification represented the cultural identity and became the most important theme for local painters in this country after it achieved independence.

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Abdul Rahim, R. . (2022). Influence of Local Culture on the Identity of Malaysian Portrait Painting. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 7(22), 27–40.


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