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Light and Movement Portrayed

The Art of Anthony Poon

T. K. Sabapathy and Selina Halim

BUY

262 pages
200 color/3 b&w illustrations
2009
Distributed by the Penn State Press for National Gallery Singapore

Light and Movement Portrayed

The Art of Anthony Poon

T. K. Sabapathy and Selina Halim

From pure reds to salmon pinks, subtle violets to ultramarine blues, Anthony Poon’s brightly coloured works capture the full spectrum of the rainbow. His works are grounded in a period of new exploration and developments taking place within the international abstract art movement during the 1960s and 1970s, and reflect an abstract artist’s relationship with the basic components of art: line, form and colour. In responding to the new artistic influences and challenges presented by this milieu, Anthony Poon found an avenue of artistic expression that was both in pace with the times, but was also distinctively his own. A prolific and successful artist during his lifetime (1945 to 2006), with an artistic oeuvre that includes painting and sculpture, Anthony Poon was awarded the 1991 Cultural Medallion Award for his significant contribution to the development of Singapore art. This monograph includes essays that provide insights into Poon's practice, ideas and materials as well as a biographical timeline and bibliography.

 

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From pure reds to salmon pinks, subtle violets to ultramarine blues, Anthony Poon’s brightly coloured works capture the full spectrum of the rainbow. His works are grounded in a period of new exploration and developments taking place within the international abstract art movement during the 1960s and 1970s, and reflect an abstract artist’s relationship with the basic components of art: line, form and colour. In responding to the new artistic influences and challenges presented by this milieu, Anthony Poon found an avenue of artistic expression that was both in pace with the times, but was also distinctively his own. A prolific and successful artist during his lifetime (1945 to 2006), with an artistic oeuvre that includes painting and sculpture, Anthony Poon was awarded the 1991 Cultural Medallion Award for his significant contribution to the development of Singapore art. This monograph includes essays that provide insights into Poon's practice, ideas and materials as well as a biographical timeline and bibliography.

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