Lot #026

Juvenal Sanso

Leafy Corner
signed dated 1968 (lower right)
oil on canvas
28 1/2” x 19” (73 cm x 48 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 400,000
HP + BP : Php 1,401,600
One of the most recognized artists of today, Juvenal Sanso has concocted his own powerful brand of art. From initially creating works of malaise and distraught, drawing from the traumatic experiences he had throughout World War II, Sanso’s works later evolved into the more calming and harmonious throughout the decades.
This very work is among the renowned artist’s more serene creations. Borne from his transition period — from his black period to his ‘joyous phase’ — this piece very well exhibits a certain grit, accompanied by a soothing choice of palette. Sanso’s use of black adds a defined brilliance to the floral scape, contrasting the otherwise subdued hues. Intricately detailed, this very work exhibits the iconic modern’s deft hand and alluring vision.
This piece is form 1968, 2 years after Sanso’s 20-year retrospective show at the Makati Commercial Center