Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2018

March 3,2018 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Isidro Ancheta   (1882 - 1946)

Guadalupe Ruins
signed (lower left)
oil on canvas
14” x 19” (36 cm x 48 cm)

PHP 120,000

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Private Collection, USA

A veduta (Italian for “view”; plural vedute) is a highly detailed, usually large-scale painting or, more often print, of a cityscape or some other vista. Idiosyncratic varieties of vedute evolved internationally. Giovanni Paolo Pannini was the first veduta artist to concentrate on painting ruins. The Dutch painter Gaspar van Wittel, also known as Vanvitelli, worked in Rome and painted veduta esatta (italicize), i.e. exact vedute, which was a topographically accurate depiction of a cityscape or monument and in which the human and animal figures played a secondary role. In the Philippines, Isidro Ancheta may well be the successor to the genre called vedute, although he did not do compositions in large scale and the demarcation in his works between the real and the imaginary was never quite clear-cut.

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