Lot 87 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 87


B. Melaka, 1955

Embarau, 1996

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower right

Acrylic and mixed media on paper

38 x 29 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore

Anybody familiar with Ismail Latiff’s works may even describe him to be an artistic wizard, and by wielding a brush, he creates magic on canvas. The ‘Embarau’, is a very regal painting. It showcases the usage of gold splashes against the dark background as its focal point. It wouldn’t be unlike the Ismail without the moon in his works. The moon is faintly noticeable almost as if it’s at a distance while Ismail Latiff shows viewers a magic show, or opening a window to peer into his beautiful imagination.