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

Asymmetry as an Aesthetic Concept of Taman Sare in Sumenep Palace, Madura

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294857,
        author={Anggri  Indraprasti and Imam  Santosa and Prasetyo  Adhitama and Pribadi  Widodo},
        title={Asymmetry as an Aesthetic Concept of Taman Sare  in Sumenep Palace, Madura},
        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={aesthetics asymmetry keraton sumenep taman sare},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294857}
    }
    
  • Anggri Indraprasti
    Imam Santosa
    Prasetyo Adhitama
    Pribadi Widodo
    Year: 2020
    Asymmetry as an Aesthetic Concept of Taman Sare in Sumenep Palace, Madura
    CONVASH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294857
Anggri Indraprasti1,*, Imam Santosa2, Prasetyo Adhitama2, Pribadi Widodo2
  • 1: Doctoral Program in Fine Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • 2: Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
*Contact email: anggri.indraprasti@students.itb.ac.id

Abstract

Madurese people have a unique concept in creating art and designing objects. One example is Taman Sare which is part of the Sumenep Palace. Taman Sare was built as a bathing pool for the princess which in time it changes its function in to a decorative fish pond. Taman Sare is unique in its visual asymmetry. It’s different from other buildings in the palace area that has a symmetry concept. The culture and characteristics between the Sumenep citizen and the Sumenep nobleman become its background. This paper examines the relationship between the asymmetry concept of Taman Sare and the symmetry concept of the main building of Sumenep Palace with the social characteristic and status of the Madurese people. A hypothesis emerges that the character of Madurese society tends to be dynamic in expressing design patterns, while the aristocracy applies formal rules, tends to be static in visualizing a design, especially a building. This paper describes the aesthetic value and cultural character between the two social strata of the Madurese community, especially Sumenep in the context of visual culture.