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Lot 184: Juan Luna y Novicio (1857 - 1899) - Idilio (Idyll)

Est: ₱4,000,000 PHP - ₱5,200,000 PHPSold:
Leon GalleryMarch 09, 2024Makati City, Philippines

Item Overview

Description

PROPERTY FROM THE DON JORGE B. VARGAS COLLECTION
Idilio (Idyll)
signed (lower right) ca. 1880s
oil on canvas
28 1/2" x 15" (72 cm x 38 cm)






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Juan Luna’s Idyll of Romance "Idilio" of Perfect Love In the decade that ‘Idilio’ was painted, Juan Luna was at the zenith of his fame : In 1881, ‘The Death of Cleopatra’ had won a silver at the Madrid Exposition, trumped shortly thereafter by a gold in 1884 for ‘Spoliarium’. It was a victory that would win the devotion of the general public in Spain, (not to mention the Philippines), attract the admiration of the Spanish King — with the happy aftermath of persuading his beloved Paz Pardo de Tavera to marry him in 1886. ‘Idilio (Idyll)’ has a special meaning in the Spanish language : not merely the peace of perfect happiness, but a kind of love that is dreamlike and other-worldly. Juan Luna’s “Idilio” is set in a fairytale place, somewhere between night and day : A dark, mysterious forest surrounds a nymph, two tall trees are backlit by the fiery reds of sunset. The beauty wears flowers in her hair and she is surrounded by purple irises that are clearly painted as if it were daylight. Luna intends to convey the moment when life and time have come to a standstill. It’s a magical garden of love. He paints the mythical character in the garments of the 19th century, with a draped corset. The color of her robe is a rich gold, the folds outlined in creamy streaks of impasto, as are the petals in her hair. “Idilio (Idyll)” is a romantic twin parable of a joyful period in this painter-patriot’s life : when he would have achieved both artistic and personal fulfillment, the golden age of happiness that created the spectacular "Hymen oh Hyménée". The maiden captured in love’s thoughts could easily have been one of the ten bridesmaids depicted in his opus depicting a Roman wedding. It’s a heady combination of rich silks, symbolic flowers, and a beauteous love-struck woman. Luna, a keen student of Roman and Greek mythology, portrays a virgin goddess — a depiction of ‘Iris’, goddess of sea and sky and thus protectress of the rainbow, represented by the blooms in the painting. She is also the picture of idealized love, the ‘Idlyll’ herself, lost in her own imagination, enthralled (like Luna) with the very idea of love and its perfection.

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Payment

Accepted forms of payment: COD (cash on delivery), MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Auction house will help to arrange shipment at buyer's expense.

Auction Details

The Asian Cultural Council Auction 2024

by
Leon Gallery
March 09, 2024, 02:00 PM PST

Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City, PH

Terms

Buyer's Premium

25.16%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
₱0₱9,999₱1,000
₱10,000₱19,999₱2,000
₱20,000₱59,999₱5,000
₱60,000₱199,999₱10,000
₱200,000₱399,999₱20,000
₱400,000₱799,999₱50,000
₱800,000₱1,999,999₱100,000
₱2,000,000₱4,999,999₱200,000
₱5,000,000₱9,999,999₱500,000
₱10,000,000+₱1,000,000

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Shipping Terms

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Payment

a. The balance of the invoice must be paid in full and merchandise picked up within three (3) days from the date of the sale. One week after the auction, left items may be moved to an off-site facility for pick-up. A storage fee will be charged if merchandise is left longer than two (2) weeks of One Hundred Pesos (Php 100) per lot per day. If the property is left longer than four (4) weeks, it will be considered abandoned. We are not responsible for shipping, but if packing and handling of purchased lots will be done by us, it is done at the entire risk of the purchaser. A refundable deposit may be required.

b. Cash, cashier's check, wire transfer, personal check (items may be held until the check clears). If any legal action is commenced to enforce these Conditions of Sale, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Time is of the essence.

Payments shall be wired to:

Account Name: Leon Gallery
Account Number: 2166008845
Address: G/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM