Lot #004

Jaime de Guzman

signed and dated 1969 (lower left)
oil on canvas
19” x 24” (48 cm x 61 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 80,000
HP + BP : Php 327,040
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
The trees themselves, painted with Jaime de Guzman’s uncompromising if agitated clarity, are the main feature of the painting, integrating beautifully with the background. The mostly vertical brushstrokes define the forms, and distances are evoked by carefully graduated color tones, which move from the warm browns and ochres of the tree trunks to the cool atmospheric blues framing the distant house. Interestingly, the same cool blues create a welcome dissonance to the ground near the viewer.