MY MASTERPIECE

MY MASTERPIECE

12 significant artworks selected by 12 well-known personalities.

Since the beginning of 2015 we have unveiled paintings created by key artists in Singapore and Southeast Asia that inspired a personality. These artworks will be featured in our permanent galleries when we open. Watch this space for more videos to come, and 'Like' us on Facebook so you don't miss any of them!

Jeremy Monteiro on Pagodas II (Pago-Pago Series)

See what Jeremy has to say about Singapore's harmonious society in the final episode of My Masterpiece.

 

Pagodas II (Pago-Pago Series) by Latiff Mohidin. 1964. Oil on canvas. 99.4 x 99.2 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. 

 

Laurentia Tan on Herons

Paralympic medalist Laurentia Tan talks about the strength that her network of friends and family give to her in this moving episode of My Masterpiece.

 

Herons by Chen Wen Hsi. c. 1991. Chinese ink and colour on paper. 157 x 297 cm. Collection of Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.

 

Ashley Isham on Harmony in Green: The Two Sisters

Fashion designer Ashley Isham shares how Le Pho’s Harmony in Green: The Two Sisters painting stirs up sentimental feelings of home.

 


Harmonie Verte: Les Deux Sœurs (Harmony in Green: The Two Sisters) by Le Pho. c. 1938. Gouache on silk. 54 x 45 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. 

 

JJ Lin on Journey of A Yelllow Man No. 11: Multi-culturalism

Mandopop star JJ Lin shares his take on how art, like music, allows us to express contrasting emotions that help connect with others through Lee Wen’s Journey of A Yellow Man No. 11: Multi-culturalism

 

Journey of A Yellow Man No. 11: Multi-culturalism by Lee Wen. 1997. Inket print on archival paper. 101.6 x 144.8 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board

 

Suhaimi Yusof on Artist and Model

Energising the set with his impromptu antics, see what Suhaimi Yusof has to say about Liu Kang's Artist and Model.

 

Artist and Model by Liu Kang. 1954. Oil on canvas. 84 x 124 cm. Gift of Shell Group of Companies, Singapore. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board 

Olivia Lum on Drying Salted Fish

Watch as Olivia Lum recounts memories of yesteryear, inspired by Cheong Soo Pieng’s artwork, Drying Salted Fish.

  Olivia Lum on Drying Salted Fish

Drying Salted Fish by Cheong Soo Pieng. 1978. Chinese ink and watercolour on cloth. 55.5 x 88.5 cm. Gift of Trans Island Bus Services Ltd. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.

Elim Chew on Self-Portrait

What is it in Lee Man Fong's Self-Portrait that inspires successful business woman, Elim Chew, to live a life without limits?

  Elim Chew on Self-Portrait

Self Portrait by Lee Man Fong. 1958. Oil on canvas. 99 x 102 cm. Gift of Mr and Mrs Putra Masagung. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.

Kumar on Wounded Lion

Queen of Comedy Kumar opens up his heart and speaks about how Raden Saleh's Wounded Lion stirs up memories of his emotional past.

  Kumar on Wounded Lion

Wounded Lion by Raden Saleh. c. 1839. Oil on canvas. 88 x 108.5 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.

Anthony Chen on Self-Portrait

One gaze was all it took for Georgette Chen's Self-Portrait to captivate award-winning film-maker Anthony Chen. Watch the video below to find out why.

  Anthony Chen on Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait by Georgette Chen. c. 1946. Oil on canvas. 22.5 x 17.5 cm. 22.5 x 17.5 cm. Gift of Lee Foundation. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.

Professor Edwin Thumboo on National Language Class

How is a classroom scene painted in 1959 still relevant in today's society? Professor Edwin Thumboo shares his views on why Chua Mia Tee's National Language Class remains true.

  Professor Edwin Thumboo on National Language Class

National Language Class by Chua Mia Tee. 1959. Oil on canvas. 112 x 153 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore.

Willin Low on Marketplace during the Occupation

A marketplace to a chef is like a playground to a child. Find out what draws celebrity chef Willin Low to Marketplace during the Occupation by Fernando Amorsolo.

  Willin Low on Marketplace during the Occupation

Marketplace during the Occupation by Fernando Cueto Amorsolo. 1942. Oil on canvas. 73 x 98 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. © Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation Philippines. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.

Joanne Peh on Epic Poem of Malaya

What is it about Chua Mia Tee's Epic Poem of Malaya that compels MediaCorp artiste Joanne Peh?

  Joanne Peh on Epic Poem of Malaya

Epic Poem of Malaya by Chua Mia Tee. 1955. Oil on canvas. 112 x 153 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.