The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2014

June 21,2014 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Vicente Manansala  (1910-1981)

signed (lower right) titled and dated 1959 (lower left)
watercolor on paper
11” x 14” (28 cm x 36 cm)

PHP 8,000

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Dr. Francis Chamberlain, USA

In the early 1950s, Manansala, National Artist, had the privilege of accepting a study grant to the prestigious Ecole de Beaux Arts, University of Paris. His learnings there, coupled no doubt with the sights and sounds of the City of Lights, inevitably influenced his works, which at this juncture earned him the moniker of being a “key synthesizer if neo-realism.” This watercolor work from that period, entitled “Atimonan,” is an evocative rendering of foliage, with the brushstrokes full and intense. Furthermore, using title as indicator, we can infer that this piece was executed in that picturesque province of Quezon.

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