A departure from his typical landscapes and golden pastoral scenes, National Artist Fernando Amorsolo depicts a more subdued vignette of a village at the close of day. A large brick structure looms in the middleground, its archway giving viewers the hint of a market scene. Also in the distance: the silhouette of a farmer returning home.
The image is serene, and contains the same serene, bucolic quality consistent in all of Amorsolo’s paintings – a quality that seems to permeate his work regardless of subject. This is perhaps best articulated in the words of Alfredo R. Roces, who is quoted saying, “Amorsolo placed Philippine painting on a new level...He expressed an epoch in Philippine history best.”