Lot #020

Romeo Tabuena

Cityscape
signed and dated 1955 (lower left)
oil on paper
17” x 25” (43 cm x 64 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 100,000
HP + BP : Php 303,680
Provenance Private Collection, USA
The laid back atmosphere of rural life in Mexico is typified in “Cityscape”, a surprising jump into the basics of a Mexican tempered cubism in Tabuena’s metamorphosis which came with his migration to the Latin American country.

The full palette range of color is an impressive demonstration of his powers as a colorist. The chromatic richness is heightened by a Cubist approach which short of makes facets of images into numerous irregular planes of almost pastel hues.