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Hello, I am Jase Lim, a Singaporean painter.  This site serves to share with you my portfolio and things that of interest to me like art – mainly on paintings, roses and living.

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Humour

Below is a section extracted from the book: Creative Life – Spirit, Power and Relationship in the Practice of Art by Bandhu Dunham. First one need a sense of humour, which is based on an understanding as to how things work.  Humour in this sense does not mean laughing at someone or anything funny.  It … Continue reading

Basket of Fruits by Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s (1571-1610), an artist whose paintings and personality was surrounded with riddles and tragedies.  All levels of society from peasants to aristocrats played a part in his life and being his subject matters in his paintings. Initially, Caravaggio painted fruits and flowers as accessories to the human figures.  Basket of Fruits was … Continue reading

The Allegory of Scent

This painting Allegory of Scent is one of The Five Senses paintings by Flemish artist, Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568 – 13 Jan 1625).   The five senses are:   Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste and Smell.  The Allegory of Scent illustrated how roses were used. It depicts a garden with flowering plants and rose pickers with a laboratory … Continue reading

Leonardo Da Vinci Last Painting: Salvator Mundi

(Writing below is partially extracted from Christie’s Online Magazine 112) Who or What is Salvator Mundi?  Salvator Mundi is not a name, it is Latin for Savior of the World.  The painting is a portraiture on Jesus clothed in Renaissance apparel.  The pose depict giving benediction with his right hand raised and two fingers extended, … Continue reading

The Claude Monet Rose

While writing on Camille Pissarro Rose, I chanced upon Claude Monet Rose which in some ways looks similar to my untrained eyes.  This fruity-scented rose variety has carmine, orange to creamy white base stripes, and was bred by Jack E Christensen later introduced by Delbard to the European market in 1992. Claude Monet (14 November … Continue reading

Word of Wisdom

Tomorrow when you wake up, check that you are alive, alive does not simply doing things mechanically, but become alive.   I want you to understand that you are mortal.  If you are conscious that you have come with limited time, you will arrange your time naturally in a most sensible way, if you think that … Continue reading

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Letter to Fear

Letter to fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic, extracted from page 35-36. “Dearest Fear Creativity and I are about to go on a road trip together.  I understand you’ll be joining us, because you always do.  I acknowledge that you believe you have an important job to do in my life, and that … Continue reading