The Meaning of Visual Elements in the Mosque in Cirebon Sultanate XV Century Until the XXI Century

Nyai Kartika, Amir Yasraf Piliang, Imam Santosa, Reiza D. Dienaputra


Traditional buildings that are in Indonesia is so laden with meaning in every part of the elements. The meaning contains values ​​that are affiliated in society. While the society itself is dynamic, always changing according to the development of the era. On the other hand the visual element that contains the meaning partly preserved, partly changed following the local socio-cultural circumstances because it is no longer relevant. In this case on an element of meaning can be interpreted as a reflection of the views and philosophy of life in society. Community which confirmed the existence of elements in traditional buildings, see it as a cultural property that is tied to the history of the lives of his ancestors. Similarly, the various visual elements contained in traditional mosques around the Sultanate of Cirebon. Therefore, this study will explore how deep the visual elements in traditional mosques around the Sultanate of Cirebon in the XV century to the XXI century with the title Meaning of Visual Elements in Mosques in the Sultanate of Cirebon in the XV century to the XXI century.This study uses Historical Methods. Historical method itself has four stages of work on the history of the heuristic method, criticism, interpretation, and historiography. In the heuriktik stages (collecting resources) do library research and field study. While the theory or concept used of which is the concept of culture and aesthetics. The results of this study shows the meaning of visual elements related exposure masjid around Cirebon Sultanate, namely Pejlagrahan Masjid, the Merah Panjunan Mosque, Tajug Agung Pangeran Kejaksanand Great Mosque of Cirebon.

Keywords: Elements, mosque, meaning, Cirebon

DOI: 10.7176/HRL/50-02

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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