BATU GAJAH: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah (pix) right this moment introduced the nation’s well-known cartoonist Lat whose actual title is Datuk Mohd Nor Khalid, as Royal Artist (Seniman Diraja).
Sultan Nazrin mentioned the honour was in recognition of the artist’s vital function and contributions to the nation.
His Royal Highness made the announcement in his deal with throughout the opening ceremony of the Lat Home Gallery right here right this moment.
He mentioned treasures on show at Lat Home Gallery are hoped to be a supply of inspiration for the individuals, particularly amongst younger Malaysians.
Sultan Nazrin mentioned the legacy of such an amazing artist ought to be handed right down to the youthful technology and the gallery would turn out to be a treasure trove to all Malaysians.
“Might the Lat Home Gallery stay an emblem of the nice achievement of an artist whom Allah SWT has blessed with extraordinary expertise.
Sultan Nazrin mentioned via easy sketches Lat managed to focus on sharp observations in regards to the lifetime of a plural society dwelling in concord.
He mentioned Lat’s caricatures reveal the truths of dwelling in a society made up of various races, religions, cultures and languages.
“Lat sees these variations as a nationwide asset and treasure of immense worth and chooses to emphasize the shared experiences of those multi-ethnic members of society equivalent to the enjoyment of marriage ceremony ceremonies, festive celebrations, education years or getting caught in site visitors crawls, to having fun with meals at a restaurant, amongst others.
“His work carries a transparent message that individuals of numerous backgrounds instinctively dwell in peace and concord in a spirit of mutual respect; numerous individuals don’t harbour prejudice in the direction of each other resulting from their variations in race, non secular beliefs, cultural practices, and language proficiency.
“Lat Home Gallery shows the historical past of life, the twists and turns of an artist’s journey, recording the varied achievements of a ‘kampung’ (village) boy who grew to become a ‘city boy’, and who now stands proud amongst internationally famend artists.
Extra to come back – Bernama