Lot 90 | Auction XIV

LOT 90

(B. Kelantan, 1934)

Movement in Red, 1971

Signed and dated Khalil Ibrahim 71” on lower right
91 x 81 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 100,800

Combining both his love for batik and fascination for the nude human body, Khalil Ibrahim pieces together this beautiful batik composition of various figures in different poses, each showcasing the contours, shapes and lines of the nude body. Slightly different from his usual earthy, warm, brawny tones, Khalil ventures into a more invigorating, stimulating and attentiongrabbing hue and atmosphere, with contrasting colours of yellow making an appearance every now and then.