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Bayanihan (1982) - Singles (25,000)
Fish Vendor (1982) - Singles (25,000)
7p Nipa Hut (1984) - Singles
7p Sabungero (1982) - Singles (25,000)
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7p I Believe in God (1948)
Three Carabaos (1958)
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VICENTE MANANSALA - NATIONAL ARTIST
Vicente Silva Manansala (January 22, 1910 - August
22, 1981) was a Philippine cubist painter and illustrator.
Manansala was born in Macabebe, Pampanga. From 1926 to 1930,
he studied at the U.P. School of Fine Arts. In 1949, Manansala
received a six-month grant by UNESCO to study at the Ecole de Beaux
Arts in Banff and Montreal, Canada. In 1950, he received a
nine-month scholarship to study at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris
by the French government.
Manansala's canvases were described as masterpieces that
brought the cultures of the barrio and the city together. His
Madonna of the Slums is a portrayal of a mother and child from the
countryside who became urban shanty residents once in the city. In
his Jeepneys, Manansala combined the elements of provincial folk
culture with the congestion issues of the city.
transparent cubism, wherein the "delicate tones, shapes, and
patterns of figure and environment are masterfully superimposed". A
fine example of Manansala using this "transparent and translucent"
technique is his composition, Kalabaw (Carabao). Vicente Manansala,
a National Artist of the Philippines in Visual Arts, was a direct
influence to his fellow Filipino neo-realists: Malang, Angelito
Antonio, Norma Belleza and Baldemor.
The Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Lopez Memorial Museum
(Manila), the Philippine Center (New York City) and the Singapore
Art Museum are among the public collections holding work by Vicente