The Kingly Treasures Auction 2014

December 29,2014 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Romulo Galicano  (b. 1945)

Daigdig ng Magbubukid

oil on canvas
35” x 45” (89 cm x 114 cm)

PHP 180,000

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In his long career, Galicano has painted domestic interiors, portraits and folk genre and still lifes. A master of figurative painting, Romulo Galicano deploys an Impressionistic touch to a landscape, or a suggestion of a rugged countryside, with the narrative presence of a farmer leading a pair of cows.

“Daigdig ng Magbubukid” is a sensuous delineation of an otherwise rugged landscape. Galicano’s plein air countryside seems to leave the canvas, and the viewer is immediately enveloped by a familiar yet distant place, with its ephemeral effects of light and atmosphere which ranges from a seemingly cool dawn to a pleasantly cool noon.

With the curious telltale houses slowly defining the horizon, in this work by Galicano, the rural idyll is in a state of evanescence.

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