Picking

Tay Kok Wee was one of the founding members of the Equator Art Society (EAS), which was a leading group of the left-wing art movement in Singapore during the 1950s and 1960s."Picking" is one of the significant works, representing the local social realist art movement. Ideologically influenced by the socialism, the work reflects hardship suffered by the working class under the British colonial power. In terms of stylistics, the work reveals influences from the European realist tradition as well as Russian and Chinese social realist art.

Artist Name
Tay Kok Wee
Date/Period
1955
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 100 x 94.5 cm, Frame size: 121.5 x 116.5 x 6 cm
Accession No.
2014-01329
Material
Oil on canvas
Collection of
National Gallery Singapore
Category
Paintings