Art Name & Concept:
Sonnet
(White acrylic & spray painted finish)

Artist:
Aaron Lee, Singapore
(via Fost Gallery Singapore)

Location:
Room 1

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This poem, simply entitled "Sonnet", is composed in the time-honoured style of a short-lyric piece. The sonnet form originated in Renaissance Italy and was subsequently made more famous by English writers such as Shakespeare. It comprises 14 lines with a certain rhythm and also rhyming end words which give a musical effect like a song, when read aloud. This love poem re-imagines and expresses the affection between the Lieutenant-Governor and his wife during a temporary period of separation while he was on duty in Penang and she was in their homeland, Scotland.


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