This painting of paper lanterns and festive goodies of the Moon Festival belies the conscious and careful efforts Chen put into her choice of objects, their composition and colour scheme. The work is a formal and yet unpretentious arrangement of festive goods, in reds and greens, against a simple, pale yellow background. It evokes a quality of lightness and the pleasure enjoyed by common folks in everyday things. Physical dimensions of original: 730 x 600 mm.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work ©, Georgette Chen, [1965-68].