This exhibition is about the impact of realist approaches to painting in different parts of Asia.
The term "realism" refers more specifically to the 19th-century Western art movement that accentuated the observation of everyday life. In other words, the artist would attempt to represent things as they are in real life. Realist artworks are characterised by their subject matter and typically they portrayed scenes of peasant and working class life, urban street life and entertainment for the masses. Portraiture was also favoured. This exhibition displays the different kinds of realism that were produced across Asia and is the first-ever attempt to understand a strong and important genre in Asian modern art.
Abdullah Basochi, Georgette Chen, Lai foong Moi, Fernando Armosolo and Oh Yun are some of the artist in this exhibition.
Realism in Asian Art is showcased at the Singapore Art Museum, located at 71 Bras Basah Road.
* Monday to Sunday: 10am - 7pm
* Friday: 10am-9pm
(Free admision on Friday night, 6pm-9pm)