The Spectacular Mid-year Auction 2019

June 22,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Federico Aguilar Alcuaz  (1932-2011)

Green Apple
signed and dated 1975
oil on canvas
24 1/2” x 18 1/2” (62 cm x 47 cm)

PHP 140,000

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Provenance:Private Collection, Makati City

Throughout his career Alcuaz continually alternated between
abstraction and figuration, though his figurative works often
contain abstract elements. All over this work are abstract colored
strokes. More so than in his other figurative works, Alcuaz here
succeeded in unifying the pictorial elements so that they could
be perceived simultaneously. The structural rhythm of the picture
surface prevents the fragmentation of elements, while the color
contrasts — the brighter colors and the darker tones — aid this
harmony by their interaction. As this work shows, Alcuaz had
moved beyond orthodox Cubism and Abstraction, though it had
been invaluable to his development. For him, his stay in Spain
constituted but one step on the road towards a more personal
art form entirely detached from the visible world.

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