Lot 78 | Auction XXXIII


LOT 78


B. Indonesia, 1919 – 1995

Rice Fields in Indonesian Landscape

Oil on canvas

71 x 102 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore

RM 6,000 – RM 12,000


Born in 1919, Hassan Djaafar has left behind such an artistic legacy in the art scene, especially in his home origin, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Being a globe trotter of having vast experience in Europe in his early life, he subsequently employed his life’s journey onto his artistic works. It is apparent that his paintings are a manifestation of his life. Known for his impressionist technique and art style, he had the tendency to produce masterpiece via European-styled brush strokes and colour schemes.

This is evident in the following artwork, Rice Fields in Indonesian Landscape, in which he depicts a tranquil home which resides in the midst of a paddy field. His use of colours to showcase the greenery of the scape is immensely captivating and captures its serenity. He undoubtedly portrayed a stunning view of Indonesia’s beautiful village scape that allows the viewers to truly appreciate its natural beauty.