The Kingly Treasures Auction 2019

November 30,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

a) Nude 1     

signed and dated 1975 (lower left) 

 conte crayon on paper 

24 1/2" x 18 1/2" (62 cm x 47 cm) 


b) Nude 2   

 signed and dated 1975 (lower right)     

conte crayon on paper     

18" x 24 1/2" (46 cm x 62 cm) 

c) Nude 3   

signed and dated 1975 (lower right)   

conte crayon on paper     

18 1/2" x 22 1/2" (47 cm x 57 cm)


PHP 120,000

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In 1975 Romulo Olazo met Vicente Manansala that led to the artist’s watercolor and nude drawing sessions with artists Edgar Doctor, Ephraim Samson, and sometimes Lino Severino.

Popularly known as the Thursday Group, they gathered at Manansala’s—or Mang Enteng as they called him—studio in Binangonan, Rizal, every Thursday for field or studio sessions despite good or bad weather.

This figurative work deals with accurate physical depiction as much as capturing the essential personal qualities of the woman he portrays. His accent is focused on the search for the grace and tension that lies in the lines of the body and the form, the emotion beneath the volume’s surfaces. Olazo’s drawing of the body is lithe and rhythmic. His carefully crafted exuberant nude in conté crayon on paper translates his profound liberality which has defined the very experience of being stripped of the essential.

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