The Magnificent September Auction 2015

September 12,2015 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Arturo Luz  (b. 1926)

Desert Architecture
signed (lower left)
acrylic on paper
24” x 48” (61 cm x 122 cm)


PHP 220,000

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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

In his many sojourns across Asia, Arturo Luz found inspiration from the ancient structures — ornate temples and forts among them — that caught his discerning eye and translated them into a series of works — panoramic architectural landscapes that he rendered to the bare minimum. In this facet of Luz’ art, the artist does not execute literal renderings of these aforementioned edifices; rather, he carefully strips away their embellishments and creates pieces that are drawn from memory — “imagined, transformed, invented” — thus resulting in artworks that are methodological, with lines and forms that are elegantly precise.

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