Learning Activity 2
Now, let's look a closer look at the artwork.
Drying Salted Fish (1970)
Cheong Soo Pieng
Ten times Two
Look at the artwork quietly. Let your eyes wonder.
List 10 words/phrases about the artwork.
Look at the artwork again. Try to list 10 more words and phrases.
The painting is a work of Chinese ink and colour on cloth. It portrays a group of Malay villagers drying salted fish in a field. It is in the Nanyang style which means that the scene is from this part of the world - South-east Asia or South Sea as the Chinese called it, hence Nanyang and the techniques used are drawn from both Chinese and Western art traditions.
Let's watch this video which had Olivia Lum recalling her memories as a child through the artwork.