Proceedings of the 1st Conference of Visual Art, Design, and Social Humanities by Faculty of Art and Design, CONVASH 2019, 2 November 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Reproduction Classical Characters In Girilayu Contemporary Batik Design

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294713,
        author={Desy  Nurcahyanti and Agus  Sachari and Achmad Haldani Destiarmand},
        title={Reproduction Classical Characters  In Girilayu Contemporary Batik Design},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Conference of Visual Art, Design, and Social Humanities by Faculty of Art and Design, CONVASH 2019,  2 November 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CONVASH},
        year={2020},
        month={8},
        keywords={batik girilayu classical design contemporary reproduction},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294713}
    }
    
  • Desy Nurcahyanti
    Agus Sachari
    Achmad Haldani Destiarmand
    Year: 2020
    Reproduction Classical Characters In Girilayu Contemporary Batik Design
    CONVASH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294713
Desy Nurcahyanti1,*, Agus Sachari1, Achmad Haldani Destiarmand1
  • 1: Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
*Contact email: desynurcahyanti@students.itb.ac.id

Abstract

The composition of stilative ornaments form and the color of classical batik show a complexity of wise advice; which are able to direct human life from distructive to a more meaningful era. Contradictory problems arise against the efforts of batik artists to traditionally develop Girilayu batik through hand writing process, i.e. the existence of a cloth with classical batik motifs done by a printing process which indirectly obscures its values and philosophical meanings. This study aims to describe the correlation of contemporary batik designs in Girilayu with the character of classic batik from an aesthetic perspective. The method used in this research is hermeunitic approach to find out the essence of contemporary batik designs development in Girilayu. To strengthen the analysis, the researcher conducted interviews with Girilayu batik artists as the reproducers of classical character batik. Documentative data related to Girilayu style batik were collected and reduced to find interpretations which fit the existing problem. The effort done by batik artists to reproduce classical characters in contemporary batik designs in Girilayu is by restoring the distinctive character of batik by reviving the classic character of rural community batik, that describes about diversity in the Javanese community.