CAPTIVATING ANTIQUE MID-CENTURY MODERN FIGURATIVE IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON BOARD BY ESTEEMED CANADIAN PAINTER JOHN LIM. THIS WORK DEPICTS THE GRACEFUL FORM OF A RECLINING NUDE WOMAN LYING ON HER SIDE IN A SERENE AND RELAXING POSE. THE LIGHTING IN THIS PAINTING ACCENTUATES THE WOMAN'S CONTOURS WITH WARM HUES HIGHLIGHTING THE CURVES AND A SENSE OF DEPTH. JOHN LIM SKILLFULLY CAPTURES THE BEAUTY OF THE FEMALE FIGURE WITH DELICATE BRUSHSTROKES AND A NUANCED UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN ANATOMY.
THE RECLINING WOMAN HAS LONG BEEN A SUBJECT OF ARTISTIC EXPLORATION, CAPTURING THE DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN VULNERABILITY AND STRENGTH, INVITING VIEWERS TO APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY AND GRACE INHERENT IN THE FEMALE FIGURE WHILE EVOKING A SENSE OF CONTEMPLATION AND AESTHETIC APPRECIATION. HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL BAMBOO FRAME. DIMENSIONS: 36" W x 26" H.John Lim (Born 1932) is active/lives in Ontario / Canada. John Lim is known for Painting, printmaking, sculpture, children's book author and illustrator. A painter, printmaker, sculptor, author and illustrator, John Lim was born in Singapore and has lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 1964. In addition to creating popular paintings and prints he is the author and illustrator of the children's books At Grandmother's House (1977) and Merchants of the Mysterious East (1981). According to the Canadian Heritage Information Network a painting of his is in the permanent collection of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario. He exhibited with the Society of Canadian Artists (Toronto) in 1972 and the Stratford Art Association (Stratford, Ontario) in 1973. His works have also been featured in solo and group exhibitions at prominent commercial galleries such as the Shayne Gallery, Montreal; Wells Gallery, Ottawa; Shaw-Rimmington Gallery, Toronto; Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg; Exposition Gallery, Vancouver; and Peter Flanagan Gallery, New York City. Born in Singapore, Lim studied accounting at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1959). He worked in New York City (1960-61) and Manchester, England before coming to Toronto, Ontario in 1964. He is a figurative painter, printmaker and sculptor. Working in oil, acrylic, silkscreen, wood, stone and bronze, his subjects include figures of women and children in a simplified and stylized manner. He has been painting full-time since 1971. He wrote and illustrated a children's book At Grandmother's House (1977).