Lot 55

LOT 55

(B. Penang, 1930-2010)

Vienna, Austria, 1995

Signed and inscribed in Chinese “1995 at Austria capital, Vienna” with seal on lower left
Ink and watercolour on paper
43 x 68 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 10,080

“I like my paintings to have people in them as people are the life of a place.”

Illustrated beautifully here is the hustle and bustle of the city of Vienna. This piece is truly a gem, as the gentle and lovely colours as well as Tan Choon Ghee’s eye for beauty and detail were brought out stupendously. Habitually infusing the British watercolour approach with the Chinese classical paintings’ calligraphic brushstrokes, Tan Choon Ghee’s have spawned many imitators – which usually is a compliment to the mastery of the artist. He was also described as an exceptional painter of lines and he could finish a drawing by using just one continuous line.