26 Works, Today, May 30th. is Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #148

Fernando Amorsolo
Procession, c. 1949

Oil on canvas
11 x 14 in.
Private collection

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (May 30, 1892 — April 24, 1972) was one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light.

Amorsolo is best known for his illuminated landscapes, which often portrayed traditional Filipino customs, culture, fiestas and occupations. His pastoral works presented “an imagined sense of nationhood in counterpoint to American colonial rule” and were important to the formation of Filipino national identity.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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