This is an excellent example of the earlier works of Georgette Chen characterised by heavy brush strokes and texture. It reveals some influence by the 19th century French artist, Paul Cezanne. She combines the use of dynamic brush strokes with dark, heavy tones to suggest volume and texture. The fruits are made more tangible through a focused and compact composition. The vitality of their colours and different textures contrast with the vague and gray background colours to achieve a calculated and sensitive balance of elements in the painting. Physical dimensions of original: 260 x 340 mm.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work ©, Georgette Chen, [1928-1930].