Lot 14 | Auction XXXII

LOT 14

LOT 14


B. Melaka, 1955

Magic in the Sky…The Last Destination, 1998

Signed “Ismail Latiff “ on lower left

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on the reverse

Artist, title, date, medium and dimension incribed on the reverse

Acrylic on paper

69 x 63 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD RM 7.840


There is a reason why fantasy always appeals to human beings. It is an entirely new world so easily accessible through our imaginations. Regrettably, these wonderful places are difficult to put into words, let alone paint. Fortunately, we are able to see a proper, solid version of it through Ismail Latiff’s paintings. With a brush stroke, he takes us to that faraway place, one that consists of the landscapes you can only dream about. Ismail Latiff brings these dreams to fruition in this piece.

The Magic in the Sky…The Last Destination is inundated with strong colours of blue, black and white accompanied with the tinges of red, green and orange. The art piece is like a burst of nature’s elements splashing into the sky. His up and rising moon is in full view and whole, as a source of balance to all the soaring colours, and as if the moon is the centre core of all the colours’ destination.