Lot #040

Cesar Legaspi

a.) Nude b.) Nude
signed and dated 1987 (upper left)
Pastel On Paper
22” x 16” (56 cm x 41 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 200,000
HP + BP : Php 467,200
Many artists have faced quite the challenge in rendering the nude form. For centuries, the visual capturing of the human anatomy in art has evolved — from depicting mythic goddesses and divine cherubs to defining real and stylized renditions of subjects, the academic theme has now become a standard for ideal physical beauty.
Cesar Legaspi has approached nudes differently. The iconic modern’s stylized aesthetic has allowed him to infuse expressionistic elements into his superb realist renditions, adding a powerful emotional context to his masterful creation.