Lot #012

Vicente Manansala

Bahay Kubo
signed and dated 1968 (upper right)
watercolor on paper
16” x 20” (41 cm x 51 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 160,000
HP + BP : Php 350,400
Provenance Finale Art File
Stunning are the watercolor creations of renowned modernist master Vicente Manansala. A greatly talented draughtsman, Manansala fluently translates onto canvas his stylized depictions of landscapes and genre. His penchant for the ethereal aesthetic he has concocted had transcended his choice of media, recreating such even in thick oil. The very style he had developed had garnered him adulation — later evolving into what is now known as ‘transparent cubism’
This 1968 work by the National Artist, done in watercolor, exhibits Manansala’s masterful vision. The humble setting captured with such a refined weightlessness possesses an unearthly, delicate character – a masterful display of Manansala’s genius and technical prowess.