Lot 2 | Auction XVIII


B. Melaka, 1955

Rembulan Mawarku, 2010

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower right Signed, titled and dated on verso

Acrylic on canvas
64 x 64 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 9,000 – RM 16,000

Red – the colour of power, intimidation, anger and passion. The colour of invigoration and of life, of vim and vigour.
It evokes feelings of intensity, as seen in this piece. Inundated with the bold colour of red, Ismail kept his usual calm blues and colours that soothe the soul for something so strong and commanding. It captures the sunset at the right time, just seconds before it disappears into the horizon – painting the sky and everything around it red. The faint circle of balance poses as the sun here, as Ismail captures one of the most amazing views.