The Magnificent September Auction 2019

September 14,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Tam Austria  (b.1933)

Maria Makiling
signed (upper left)
oil on canvas
36” x 48” (91 cm x 122 cm)

PHP 300,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

          Folk yet Modern, Tam Austria, is a true “nature artist”, a Master of the local, the native and the natural as inspired by the Bible’s portrayal of God’s creation.  Austria studied under the tutelage of the famous Carlos “Botong” Francisco, no wonder there is likeness in their imagery. The nature Master has a penchant for covering the entire canvas with celebrated flora and fauna of the Morong, Rizal and Laguna geography.

          His obsessive meticulousness rendered in striking tromp l’oeil is evident: In this very work, Austria painterly portrays an enchantress of the deep forest; a sinewy, slender and graceful lady endowed with spiritual fire. While, the animals lovingly flocks around her, bathing in the lightness and comfort of her presence.

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