This painting is a combination of realism, in the walls, leaves and ocean with the expressionist figures whose bright colors combine with the lines of design to draw the eye to the game. The muse displays along with the clock (similar to my grandfather’s) on the shelf.
Mahjong is game invented in the Qing dynasty (1635-1912) in China. It is now played world wide. There are usually four players. It is similar to the Western card game rummy. There are 144 tiles marked with Chinese characters and symbols.