Somerset Liang Court


Painting, Ink and colour on paper, 55x55cm (76.5x76.5cm), 1983
Artist:  Phua Cheng Phue (1934 -2004), Singapore
Location:  Somerset Liang Court Level 8, Singapore


One of two paintings with women as the subject displayed at the residents’ lounge of Somerset Liang Court. Characteristic of the Nanyang style, these paintings portray facets of life in South East Asia. In this piece, two women in ethnic costumes of Batik sarongs are sitting under a frangipani tree. One of them is making yarn on a spinning wheel while the other looks on, holding a hibiscus flower. This work was executed with traditional Chinese painting technique by first outlining everything in ink and then filling them with colours.

Artist’s Biography

Phua Cheng Phue graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and is proficient in oils, watercolours, Chinese finger-painting, as well as Chinese ink and brush painting. He has received several awards including the National Day Excellence Award in 1976 and the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Award in 1988. Phua’s artworks are collected by corporations and museums.

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