Lot #029

Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

Himamaylan Beachscape
signed and dated 1954 (upper left)
oil on masonite board
25” x 36” (64 cm x 91 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 200,000
HP + BP : Php 759,200
Authenticity This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by Mr. Christian Aguilar confirming the authenticity of this lot
Provenance A gift from the artist to fellow artist and politician Agustin Gatuslao of Himamaylan, Negros Occidental in 1954
Painted in 1954, this work by Federico Aguilar Alcuaz hews closely to a realist interpretation of the world, with the balance of the rather smooth terrain and the placid body of water. While this is so, there are passages in the painting that are more suggestive than literal, such as the atmosphere and the distant mountain, which is evoked as a blot of blue. It has a certain calm of expression, which approximates our experience of languid nature.