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Epic Poem of Malaya

Epic Poem of Malaya

In Singapore’s turbulent post-war years, developing a “Malayan culture” was seen as a way to unite society and gain independence from colonial rule. In this painting, a man reads to his transfixed audience while a storm gathers. Bringing art to the people and using art to change society were ideals shared by many young artists like Chua during that period.

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