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Vicente Silva Manansala


Vicente Silva Manansala, born in the Philippines, is internationally celebrated for his groundbreaking work in Cubism. He pursued fine arts at the University of the Philippines and later studied in Paris and New York City. As countries began recognizing the potential in Manansala's drawings in the late 1940s, he was offered grants and fellowships from the United States, Canada, and France. Today, Vicente Silva Manansala art for sale is highly coveted.

Though he studied classical painting, Chinese calligraphy, and stained glass art, his passion lay in Cubism. As a result, Vicente Silva Manansala paintings and drawings portray Filipino culture through his unique spin on the style, now called Transparent Cubism. This artistic technique can be seen in Vicente Silva Manansala drawings, where poverty, nudity, and intimacy are expressed through overlapping, translucent brush strokes. Buyers can experience many artistic takes on fine nude drawings on gallery listings and at auction.

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