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IMPORTANT PHILIPPINE ART | A0314

AUCTION | 10 MARCH 2018, 2PM

PREVIEW | 24 FEBRUARY - 9 MARCH 2018, 10AM-6PM

Lot 39

Victorio Edades (1895 1995)

Davao Fruits

1980

Oil on canvas

50 x 61 cm (19 3/4 x 24 in)

Quick Overview

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.

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PHP 480,000 - 600,000
Item condition is available upon request

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