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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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Vase with Pink Roses

I love roses and am interested to find out more about what Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) felt about his roses. Vincent van Gogh earlier paintings were on farmers and workers. The Potato Eaters, which has a very dark atmosphere is considered one of his masterpieces.  When he moved to Paris in 1886,  he began to … Continue reading

The Birthday by Marc Chagall

Marc Zakharovich Chagall (1887- 1985) commonly known as Marc Chagall, was a Russian-French artist. Chagall was a pioneer of modernism and one of the world’s most prominent Jewish artists.  He was known for his colours and biblical messages, through synthesizing the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism.  However, he did not want his work … Continue reading

The Henri Matisse Rose

I wonder, why those roses named after the famous painters like Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet and now Henri Matisse, all has the same characteristic of white strips on the petals. The Henri Matisse Rose is a Hybrid Tea rose from Delbard. As mentioned above, the bloom has large striped of pink, red and white and … Continue reading

Still Life with Cooking Utensils, Cauldron, Skillet and Eggs

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699 – 1779) was an 18th century French painter.  His impeccable skill in rendering the paints has created scenes of human characters in everyday life and was also known as the master of still life painting. Chardin, was apprenticed for a short time but largely self-taught; was known for his carefully balanced composition, … Continue reading

The Gleaners

Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France.  Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers.  His empathy for their difficult lives came from his own farming background, he said, “I have never seen anything but fields since I was born, I try … Continue reading

Dance in the Country

Pierre-Auguste Renoir needs no further introduction.  He was a leading voice in the development of the Impressionist style.  This 19th century artist is a celebrator of beauty and feminine sensuality. In Renoir’s word: “For me, a picture should be something likable, joyous and pretty – yes, pretty.  There are enough ugly things in life for … 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