About the book:
Fernando C. Amorsolo is one of the foremost Philippine painters whose body of work were filled with bucolic scenes of fiestas, old churches and planting and harvest rituals. Amorsolo’s intimate scenes celebrating rural bliss influenced a whole generation of Philippine painters. Prodigious and prolific, he is believed to have produced in excess of ten thousand art pieces in his lifetime.
The book features his sketches and drawings; the figures are not completely drawn, merely suggested. But Amorsolo did his drawings the same way he painted, the image defined in terms of light and dark patterns. Yet the effect is a complete image.
It was released on the occasion of the Artist’s Birth Centennial.
Publisher: Eugenio Lopez Foundation Inc
Publication Date: 1992
Size: 230x 305mm
About the authors:
Rodrigo Paras Perez is an art history scholar and award-winning artist. He is the author of several art books : Sanso : Artquest Between Two Worlds, Manansala, Tolentino and Beyond Art.
Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo is a Filipino painter and the president of the Fernando C. Amorsolo Foundation. She is the daughter of Fernando Amorsolo, Philippine’s first national artist. She is one of the five siblings who followed in her father’s footsteps and became painters. In 1961, Lazo became her father’s apprentice and assistant. She stood as the authenticator of her father’s paintings.
In 2003, she together with her siblings founded the Fernando C. Amorsolo Foundation. The foundation pursues preservation of the works of Filipino painter, Fernando Amorsolo and to restore and validate the artist’s paintings, sketches and various works.
Annamee Gutierrez’s photographs of works by several Philippine artists have appeared in several books.