In his long career, Galicano has painted domestic interiors, portraits and folk genre and still lifes. A master of figurative painting, Romulo Galicano deploys an Impressionistic touch to a landscape, or a suggestion of a rugged countryside, with the narrative presence of a farmer leading a pair of cows.
“Daigdig ng Magbubukid” is a sensuous delineation of an otherwise rugged landscape. Galicano’s plein air countryside seems to leave the canvas, and the viewer is immediately enveloped by a familiar yet distant place, with its ephemeral effects of light and atmosphere which ranges from a seemingly cool dawn to a pleasantly cool noon.
With the curious telltale houses slowly defining the horizon, in this work by Galicano, the rural idyll is in a state of evanescence.