Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2018

March 3,2018 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Ramon Orlina  (b.1944)

Mon Amour
signed and dated 2012
carved blue green glass
H: 8” x L: 9” x W: 6 1/2” (21 cm x 23 cm x 17 cm)


PHP 180,000

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Private Collection, Manila

In Mon Amour, Ramon Orlina, the Filipino sculptor who has brought the medium of glass to expressive heights, captures — and preserves forever — the grandiose expression of three roses in bloom as an avowal of love. Translucently emerald, absorbing and giving off light, and asserting an ethereal presence, the sculpture starts with a strong solid base, fountains outward, and blooms into the whirls of a rose — an enduring symbol of romantic love. In this work, the flowers are no longer prone to ravages of time but immortal and responsive to the environment — a work of art that knows how to play with light.

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