The Spectacular Mid-year Auction 2019

June 22,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Andres Barrioquinto  (b 1975)

Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets
signed and dated 2019 (lower right)
oil on canvas
84” x 60” (213 cm x 152 cm)


PHP 3,000,000

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As one of the few Filipino contemporary artists to have exhibited at the National Museum, Andres Barrioquinto pays tribute to a part of Japanese heritage that has inspired some of his best works in the past several years.
A calming palette of cerulean and amber sets the mood for Andres Barrioquinto's painting, "Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets" in reverence for Izumo no Okuni, a Kyoto shrine maiden in the 1600s who founded the kabuki art form, a classical Japanese theatre that features historical scenes and love stories.
In the painting, various kabuki scenes seemingly dance across a blue-eyed female's face, as if to show all the performances she may have done over the years. As these dramatic characters in elaborately designed costumes gather together, she slowly becomes the embodiment of kabuki theater itself.

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