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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Romeo Tabuena   (1921-2015)

Barrio Scene
signed and dated 1964 (lower right)
oil on wood
30” x 24” (76 cm x 61 cm)


PHP 240,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, USA Romeo

          Romeo Tabuena painted the impalpable atmosphere rather than the substantial objects within it.

          Tabuena is best known for his works, at times in a vertical format influenced by Chinese painting.  The near monochromatic watercolor landscapes of nipa huts, farmers, and  carabaos are done in an exquisite style, with attenuated figures spread out in large tonal  areas suggesting an early morning fog.

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