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.


The Untroubled Mind

My work is anti-nature You will not think form, space, line and contour Just a suggestion of nature gives weight We say this rose is beautiful And when this rose is destroyed Then we have lost something So that beauty has been lost When the rose is destroyed We grieve But really beauty is unattached … Continue reading

Ventriloquist and Crier in the Moor

Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was a Swiss German artist.  He painted on small-scale but towards his death, switched to work on bigger scale, often used geometric forms and grid format compositions as well as letters and numbers with playful figures of animals and people.  His ‘childlike’ forms are embedded with influences from poetry, music, … Continue reading

Portrait of Dr Gachet

Portrait of Dr Gachet was painted by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in 1890.  The size of the painting is 67x56cm and was sold to a private collector through Christie’s New York in 1990 at US$82.5 million. Dr Paul-Ferdinand Gachet (1828-1909) was the doctor who took care of Van Gogh during the final months of … Continue reading

Lilas et roses

A still life painting by Edouard Manet in 1882.  The size of the canvas is around 32x25cm.  Painted in oil with his remarkable loose brushstrokes and sense of light are two roses and some delicate sprig of lilacs.  The greyish background colour brought out the colours of the blooms. Christie’s Senior Vice President Jessica Fertig … Continue reading

Titus van Rjin (1641 – 1668) son of Rembrandt

Titus is the son of master painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Saskia van Uylenburgh.  He was the only child of four by Saskia who has survived infancy.  His face has appeared in several of Rembrandt’s paintings.  Titus grew up to be an artist but he died at a young age of 26 in 1668, … Continue reading

Rembrandt and Etching

Many know about Rembrandt’s mastery technique in painting, but not many knew about his talent in printmaking. Self-Portrait at a Window was created using etching medium.  Etching and drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family.  The image is first incised into a copper plate with a hard-point needle that is applied like a … Continue reading

Why we bring flowers to the grave site?

While reading a book on The Abuse of Beauty by Arthur Danto, a statement caught my eyes:  Why we bring flowers to the grave site?  Or to funeral? It was mentioned in the web that putting flowers on grave sites in cemeteries is a tradition as far back as Stone Age.  This practice remains popular … Continue reading