The level of technical skills that Felix Resureccion Hidalgo acquired as early as his years at Manila’s Academia de Dibujo y Pintura intensified the vigor of his paint handling, as can be seen in this seascape.
Alfredo Roces wrote that:
“…Hidalgo was more than anything else an artist, and it was to his art that he dedicated his entire life, sublimating all else. There are two major periods in Hidalgo’s artistic career: one lived in the Philippines and the other professionally practiced in Europe for more than 30 years. The first is his Philippine Period paintings dating from 1876 to 1879, and the second is his European Period from 1880 to about 1911. His personality stamped a certain elusive sensitivity: a wispy, fragile quality in all his paintings.”