Impressions in Southeast Asia

Lim Hak Tai
Construction site of a shipyard at Tanjong Rhu
1953
Oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
Collection of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts


In the western art world, the word ‘impression’ is connected to the movement in painting where images became less direct and representational. Instead, the idea of making a picture from depicting all other elements such as light, feeling, sensation and even an intuitive response took precedence. The landscape as a subject in Southeast Asia prevails as a pillar in distinguishing its artistic flair and evolution. This exhibition features works by Singaporean and regional artists, demonstrating beyond the medium such as watercolour, oil or ink, there lives a unique impression we should delight in discovering our experience of these works.

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