Veering from the overtly crude and distorted forms that defined his early works, National Artist Victorio Edades, Father of Modern Philippine Art, applies rich color and texture to a pineapple, rambutan, and the famed durian of Davao, where the artist spent his final years. There is finesse to the brushwork - tiny strokes convey the rough and thorny surfaces of the fruits, while broad, layered strokes create a lavish background in ochre. In spite of its refinement, there are prevailing modern traces in the work: a flat perspective and a heightened, exaggerated contrast in colors. These noteworthy qualities hold parallels to two forerunners of modern art in Europe: Manet and Cezanne. Employed on local fruit, they become distinctly Edades - telling of how the artist paved the way in transposing modernism to the Philippine context.