B. Indonesia, 1919 – 1995
Rice Fields, 1970’s
Oil on canvas
71 x 102 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
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.