Planting rice by fernando amorsolo planting rice

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3.“Planting Rice” by Fernando AmorsoloPlanting Rice painted by Fernando Amorsolo. It reflects the arrival of the Americansin the Philippines and the idealism of the artist to the Philippine society. The paintingreflected the people’s desire to escape from a complicated reality into simplicity (Stancheva,2017). Amorsolo was committed to two fundamental ideas in his art: first, a classical notionof idealism, in which artistic truth was found through harmony, balance and beauty, andsecond a conservative concept of Filipino national character as rooted in rural communitiesand the cycles of village life. The two come together in pastoral scenes of the painting.Planting Rice portrayed happy Filipino villagers in their bright clothes and straw hats worktogether. Behind them, releasing a peaceful plume of steam, rises the beautifullysymmetrical cone of MayonVolcano. The relationship between the volcano and thesurrounding landscape is depicted as a positive, fruitful and harmonious one since it is theash erupted by the volcano over its highly-active historythat has made the surroundinglandscape fertile, and the tranquil cone appears here to be a beneficial spirit of the earthstanding guardian over the villagers and their crops (The Volcanism, 2009).
4.“Interaction”byVictorioEdadesVictorio Edades, the aforementioned Father of Philippine Modern Art, painted
Interaction as a representation of reality. The painting is his version reality as seen throughhis mind and emotions (Stancheva, 2017). The painting portrayed the practices of FilipinoAncestors who depend on gods and goddesses, who were above the trees, for harvest. Theinfluence of Spanish colonization is also seen through the clothes of the harvesters. Edades’modernist thoughts encouraged him to experiment artistic expressions and explore reality.The painting is the reflection of how Edades went beyond idealistic exteriors propagated byImpressionism and Realism. 5.“The Musicians” by Vicente ManansalaThe Musicians is painted by one of the first Abstractionists on the Modern PhilippineArt, Vicente Manansala. His painting depicts a nation in transition, and an allusion to the newculturebroughtbytheAmericans(Stancheva,2017).Being the primary means to translate his vision of an artwork onto paper or canvas,
drawing was Manansala’s great obsession which he considered as the most importantweapon a painter must possess. His unrelenting dedication to this essentially academic skillwas not removed from transparent cubism, the abstract style that would eventually define hiswork and his mark on Philippine art history. Manansala did not immediately render hisfigures in a planar manner, but used his drawings as a jump off point before breaking themdown into their geometric components. The use of ink for this nude explains its sketchyquality as well as the more dramatic contrasts of light and shadow. The strokes are confidentand quick and though the more structural treatment of form. This painting also has thefinished quality that only Manansala can achieve through his balanced use of medium andsupport (Salcedo Auction, n.d.).

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