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IMPORTANT PHILIPPINE ART | A0918

AUCTION | 23 SEPTEMBER 2017, 2PM

PREVIEW | 15-22 SEPTEMBER, 10AM-8PM

Lot 145

Fernando Amorsolo (1892–1972)

Untitled (Women Cooking)

1955

Oil on canvas

34.3 x 44.5 cm (13 1/2 x 17 1/2 in)

Quick Overview

Poised and graceful, National Artist Fernando Amorsolo’s country lasses tenderly cook the day’s meal while basking in the glow of sunset and of the fire heating their clay pot. Known for his genre scenes that romanticize Filipino pastoral life, this 1955 oil on canvas is an extremely fine example of his mastery of light. Having studied in Madrid in the 1920s and frequenting the Prado Museum, Amorsolo admired the works of Velazquez, Goya, Rembrandt, and Van Dyck. He was aware of the burgeoning modernism sweeping Europe but remained steadfast in developing a more realistic style. He said of being exposed to modernist painters at the time, “I place myself at mid-point between both tendencies. The world marches, tastes evolve, the interpretation of beauty by the artist varies also according to the times because with these also vary the artists.”

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PHP 3,800,000 - 4,000,000

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