Lot 20 | 5 March 2023



LOT 20


B. Kedah, 1946 – 2018

Paddy Field, 1970’s


51 x 26 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 500 – 800

Tan Thean Song works mainly in the batik medium, although he also paints in watercolours and Chinese ink. This 1970’s work has a cool and calming palette, with the typical cracking- line technique peaking through. It depicts the setting of a paddy field, with subjects clad in traditional attire harvesting paddy. Some are illustrated carrying the yield in a basket over their head. At the background, one can discern a range of undulating hills.