Hikayat Genji & Panji | Drawing pen, Acrylic on Canvas | 100 x 150 cm ( 4 panels) Adalah Murasaki Shikibu, seorang perempuan Jepang, penulis novel pertama di dunia yang dikenal dengan judul The Tale of Genji. Dalam buku The Pleasures of Japanese Literature, Keene mengklaim bahwa Murasaki menulis "adikarya fiksi Jepang" dengan mengambil unsur-unsur tradisi waka buku harian istana, dan Monogatari asal zaman sebelumnya, ditulisnya dalam campuran aksara Tionghoa dan aksara Jepang seperti dalam Putri Kaguya atau Hikayat Ise. Ia mengambil unsur-unsur serta mencampurkan gaya penulisan sejarah Cina, puisi naratif, dan prosa Jepang kontemporer. Cerita Hikayat Genji berlatar pada akhir abad ke-9 hingga awal abad ke-10, dan Murasaki menghilangkan unsur-unsur dongeng dan fantasi seperti sering ditemukan pada monogatari sebelumnya. Murasaki sukses mengemas tema utamanya yakni kerapuhan hidup. Menurut Helen McCullough karya Murasaki memiliki daya tarik universal dan berpendapat bahwa Hikayat Genji melampaui baik genre maupun zaman. Tema dasar dan latar, cinta di ...

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CARLA BIANPOEN - THE JAKARTA POST The phenomenon of the Javanese script on the canvases of Eddy Susanto has been a tool for unifying cultures from the farthest corners of the eastern and western hemispheres. Such is again reinforced in his work for the Tokyo Art Fair, which was held from March 17-19. Infusing the Japanese story of Genji with that of the Javanese saga of Panji, Eddy Susanto fused the identical characters into one by using the narrative of Panji in Javanese script to shape the Genji figures on canvas. A history and literature freak, Eddy found that the Panji story from his native Java has features similar to the Japanese Genji story. Although he found it intriguing that both sagas narrate identical lives of pleasure, love, life and adventure, he insisted the tales go beyond love stories — they involve heroic incidents and elements of ethical value. Panji was a legendary prince ...

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