Lot 27 | 7 February 2021



LOT 27


B. Indonesia, 1898 – 1968

Village Scene, 1950’s

Signed on lower right

Oil on canvas

60 x 70 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 18,000 – RM 50,000

Gerard Pieter Adolfs’ incessant love for Java and Bali and his penchant for painting the ordinary lives of the native people steeped in an atmospheric tropical sun. He employs the manipulation of light and shadows, which is the central motif of Adolfs’ style and the main driving force behind his diverse collection of paintings, drawings, etchings and sketches.

The present work Village Scene, 1950’s is a potent example of Adolf’s mature style, where he demonstrates mastery in the use of the palette knife in combination with swift impressionistic brushwork. Adolfs’ fills his canvas with harmonious colour modulations, accented by a staccato of vibrant hues where sunlight gleams most brilliantly.