Lot 54 | 7 February 2021



LOT 54


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Two Figures, 2002

Signed and dated “002 Khalil Ibrahim” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

11 x 15 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 900 – RM 1,600

The fascination and affection Khalil Ibrahim has for the nude female body has led him to compose figurative paintings about them. The faces are often left blank or cut off from view, as he brings focus mainly on the exquisiteness of the female body. His subjects’ figures are evidently and constantly heavier, a difference from the ones female forms that he was used to during his years in art school. His rendition of the female body is thick, full-figured and stocky, with his subjects standing in various positions to highlight the differences from that of the male body, the disparities making them even more beautiful.