The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2018

June 9,2018 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Sofronio Y Mendoza  (b.1934)

Binondo Fountain
signed and dated 1972 (upper left)
oil on canvas
14 1/2” x 18 1/4” (37 cm x 46 cm)


PHP 60,000

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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.

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