The Southern African art critic and historian, Esme Berman, described Stern “not only as a ranking musician in this nation ? she actually is virtually a nationwide organization”. After her visit that is second Zanzibar in 1945, somnolent golden glows started initially to permeate her compositions offering method to her customary, abrupt contrasts of harsher color. Awakened to a richness of existence separate of outside beauty, an environment of religious repose profoundly influenced her subsequent phrase from 1940s onwards. The majority of her works produced throughout the 1940s are permeated by this quality that is meditative this era is known as to express the peak of her mature expression.
The Malay Bride is just a representation that is distinguished of’s furious outburst of painting energy into the 1940s.