B. Selangor, 1951
Signed and dated “Harris Ribut 98” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
40.5 x 40.5 cm x 3 pieces
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Harris Ribut is best known for his oil painting of fat women swaying to the beat of their daily chores, evident in this work. He shows us the grace and beauty of heavier women as an honest paradigm of reality. His many series of these women – doing chores, dancing, chit-chatting came from his muse, his mother. “Big is not heavy, fat but not ugly, passion rather than lust” said Harris – that’s how he sees them and hopes people will too.