The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2014

June 21,2014 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Fernando Amorsolo  (1892-1972)

Afternoon Meal of the Rice Workers
signed and dated 1958 (lower right)
oil on canvas
22” x 30” (56 cm x 76 cm)


PHP 800,000

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That his works have inspired many an artist long after his death, and how a number of local cinematographers have adopted the look that saturates his paintings in motion pictures – the Golden sunlight and the corresponding shadows – is proof of Amorsolo’s genius as an artist. It can be argued that no other Philippine painter could match his ability to capture gloriously both idealized (and idyllic) countryside imagery and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature’s glow and luminescence.

A work of the same subject and title by the artist won first prize in the 1939 New York Worlds Fair by popular vote.

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