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Fernando C. Amorsolo (1892 - 1972)

Lot 99: Fernando Amorsolo (1892 - 1972) - Planting Rice

Leon Gallery

February 27, 2021
Makati City , Philippines

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Description

Fernando Amorsolo (1892 - 1972)

Planting Rice

signed and dated 1960 (lower right)

oil on canvas

24” x 34” (61 cm x 86 cm)

 

 

Provenance: Private Collection, U.S.A.

Leon Gallery wishes to thank Mrs. Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo for confirming the authenticity of this lot

 

 

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In his widely celebrated Philippine landscape and genre masterpieces, National Artist Fernando Amorsolo exhibits his unwavering commitment to the classical notion of the idealist approach on art-making—to an artistic truth grounded on balance, beauty, and harmony. To this day, Amorsolo’s masterpieces featuring life in the countryside are treasured by various collectors, and the artist’s legacy is acknowledged in the country and abroad. As he immortalized picturesque scenes in the countryside, he also captured familiar activities in rural communities and the charms of life far from the city’s everyday scenes, from farmers planting rice to folks resting under the mango tree. Amorsolo would also utilize his signature backlighting or chiaroscuro technique to achieve a characteristic glow on his local figures and countryside settings, also heightening the visual impact of other details in each painting.

 

Rice planting is not an easy task. However, in Planting Rice, Amorsolo’s rural folks in the rice field show a level of joy and lightness in contrast to signs of heavy toil and labor that rice planting entails. The serene feel is evoked through the master artist’s refined brushstrokes and choice of nature’s colors. The signature farmer with his carabao, the local hats, also the clothes of his subjects working under the tropical light are masterfully rendered through his eye for detail and classical approach. All in all, it is an elegant piece in which he engages with the elements of provincialism embedded into the Filipino consciousness.

Dimensions

24” x 34” (61 cm x 86 cm)

Artist or Maker

Fernando Amorsolo

Medium

oil on canvas

Condition Report

Leon Gallery wishes to thank Mrs. Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo for confirming the authenticity of this lot

Provenance

Provenance: Private Collection, U.S.A.

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Shipping

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The Asian Cultural Council Art Auction 2021

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Leon Gallery
February 27, 2021, 2:00 PM PST

Makati City , Philippines

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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