Siwa in Java: the Majestic Great God and the Teacher

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/12583
Title:
Siwa in Java: the Majestic Great God and the Teacher
Authors:
Lopez y Royo, Alessandra
Abstract:
In this article, I have chosen to focus upon two particular representations of the god Siwa from both Central and East Java- Siwa the Majestic Great God and Siwa the Teacher. Through a discussion of these image types I am attempting to weave a narrative of the Javanese past in which the objects are indicative of the singularity and fluidity of the human religious experience. These two specific representations of the god Siwa in the art of classical Java are connected with Javanese religious thought as articulated in indigenous textual material, embracing the present and present-day perceptions of the Indonesian past. I examine how the creation of a typology of images is problematic due to the rigidity of categories, and in so doing I argue that style cannot be separated from the interpretive element. The representation of the male body in Javanese art is also briefly considered.
Citation:
Ars Orientalis 2003, vol.33
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/12583
Submitted date:
2007-07-05
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Dance Collection

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dc.contributor.authorLopez y Royo, Alessandra-
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-05T12:10:58Z-
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dc.date.submitted2007-07-05-
dc.identifier.citationArs Orientalis 2003, vol.33en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/12583-
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I have chosen to focus upon two particular representations of the god Siwa from both Central and East Java- Siwa the Majestic Great God and Siwa the Teacher. Through a discussion of these image types I am attempting to weave a narrative of the Javanese past in which the objects are indicative of the singularity and fluidity of the human religious experience. These two specific representations of the god Siwa in the art of classical Java are connected with Javanese religious thought as articulated in indigenous textual material, embracing the present and present-day perceptions of the Indonesian past. I examine how the creation of a typology of images is problematic due to the rigidity of categories, and in so doing I argue that style cannot be separated from the interpretive element. The representation of the male body in Javanese art is also briefly considered.en
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