Sofronio Y Mendoza painted quietly powerful city views that tapped the poetry of otherwise unpromising working-class neighborhoods. As a member of the Dimasalang group, he thrived in structure and the use of color. He used these requisite skills to develop a distinctive personal style, which is both architectonic and lucid. The silhouette of the fountain itself is secondary in importance. For Sofronio Y Mendoza its fascination is with the city lights which play around it. Sofronio Y Mendoza’s brush achieves a triumph of depicting both a populist utopia and a Romantic silhouette that is otherwise taken for granted by the jaded eye.