Lot #040

Martino Abellana

signed and dated 1984 (lower right)
oil on canvas
17” x 22” (43 cm x 55 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 100,000
HP + BP : Php 175,200
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
In his seascapes, Martino Abellana turns to a turbulent subject, the seashore, capturing it in a sullen mood, the cold green water with waves, the sky vast and foreboding. He makes us feel the weight and power of the waves, the solidity of the rock, the impact of their collision. In another mood, he gives us the mighty rhythmic flow of the tides, and the radiance of dawn and sunset over moving waters. His brushstrokes are unique embodiments of the power, the danger and the beauty of the sea.