The Kingly Treasures Auction 2014

December 29,2014 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Fernando Amorsolo  (1892-1972)

a.) Female Nude 1
signed (lower left) and dated ca.1919
lithograph
10 1/2” x 7 1/2” (27 cm x 19 cm)

b.) Female Nude 2
signed (lower left) and dated ca.1919


PHP 16,000

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Private Collection, CA USA

It’s tempting to want to categorize Amorsolo as a genre painter, or a landscape artist, or more likely , a figure painter. But that would understate his importance. In the book Maestro Fernando C. Amorsolo: Recollections of the Amorsolo Family”, Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo writes: “Amorsolo excelled at depicting women.”
There is a classical idealism in these figure drawing of women, which the artist rendered with truth and harmony, balance and beauty, alongside his more numerous figurative works which reveal a more national, indigenous concept of the Filipino.

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