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Lot 24: Vicente Manansala (1910 - 1988) - Madonna and Child

Est: ₱7,000,000 PHP - ₱9,100,000 PHPSold:
Leon GalleryMarch 09, 2024Makati City, Philippines

Item Overview

Description

PROPERTY FROM THE DELY TAMBUNTING ONGSIAKO COLLECTION
Madonna and Child
signed and dated 1977 (upper right)
oil on canvas
26 1/2" x 24" (67 cm x 61 cm)


PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist
EXHIBITED: Tall Galleries, Metropolitan Mueum of Manila, Si Mang Enteng...Encountering Manansala, Manila, May 20 - July 31, 2010
LITERATURE: Paras-Perez, Rod. Manansala. Manila: PLC Publications, 1980. Full-color illustration and painting description on page 28. Si Mang Enteng...Encountering Manansala (Exhibition Catalog). Manila: Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 2010. Published on the occasion of the Vicente Manansala retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in 2010. Full-color photograph and painting description on page 31.

WRITE UP:
The years 1949 and 1950 were a turning point for artist Vicente Silva Manansala. Already an established painter in the Philippines with a veritable amount of awards under his belt, Manansala received a six-month grant from UNESCO to study in Quebec, Canada by 1949 followed by a nine-month scholarship in Paris in 1950. The West was already abuzz with a multitude of schools of thought at the time and Manansala, forever a student, drank it all in, immersing himself in art as he had never done before. “[For] a painter to be able to turn out a good piece of work, he must first have that feeling of consecration,” he stated, “with a mind absolved for all ego and pretense, a soul dedicated to the creation at hand, and a spirit properly attuned to the release of the vital and straining energies within.” He opened himself up to the mass of art movements but a particular one caught his attention. As he submerged himself in his studies in Canada, he met Joseph Plaskett, a notable painter and an equally notable mentor who showed Manansala the process of creating an intense and active plane, pointing out the push and pull of shapes on the canvas. It continued in France, where for eight months Manansala studied in the Montmartre studio of Cubist Fernand Leger. While both these events did not turn Manansala into a full-fledged Cubist after Europe’s own heart, they did leave him with enough appreciation for the movement to spin it and make it his own. “I feel that I have yet to learn a great deal,” mused Manansala after his fateful travel, published by Rod ParasPerez in Manansala Nudes, “and that is mostly about myself, my energies, my ideas, and the force and vitalities I have yet to awaken in me.” And so began Manansala’s foray into his very own version of cubism: the transparent cubism. For the next few decades, Manansala refined this method, producing work after work that, unlike the style of analytic cubism, retained its essential forms, tones, and shapes that are expertly juxtaposed to be both delicate and translucent. It was in his signature style of transparent cubism that Manansala unveiled another interpretation of the classic image of Mother and Child. This painting, entitled simply Mother and Child, was created almost 30 years after Manansala’s first brush with Cubism and as such, it shows Manansala’s cubism at a mature stage. Depicting a woman with her babe suckling at her chest, the figures were stylized using planes and geometric patterns. An air of protectiveness and love is evident in the way that the mother holds her child and the tender way she looks at them. He highlights the soft curve of the woman’s neck and breasts and emphasizes the baby by swaddling them in blue, a striking shade contrasting the warm palette. Manansala’s Mother and Child was created in the twilight years of his career, a prodigious one that lasted almost 60 years. Through the years, Manansala continued to aim for greater heights, forever on a quest for betterment. He was never truly satisfied with his works, always looking forward to make the next artwork better. Mother and Child is a culmination of decades of practice, accolades, and studies, a preview of Manansala at his maturity and a celebration of his continued and relentless breakthroughs. (Hannah Valiente)

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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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