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12 Apr 2012 - 20 May 2012

Last Days! Exhibition of Portraits by Fernando Amorsolo

Portraits by Fernando Amorsolo Fernando C. Amorsolo (1892-1972) was a famous artist who dominated the Philippines art scene for four decades, known for his mastery in the use of light. Educated first in the Liceo de Manila, he then attended the fine-arts school at the University of the Philippines, graduating in 1914. His works covered a wide range of subjects, from rural picturesque scenes to large historical paintings. Amorsolo was however, most known as a portraitist. His works are collected by various museums and collectors. Portraits made up a large proportion of his works. They were mostly commissioned works depicting leaders in society and industry and their loved ones, as well as Americans residing in Manila during the American colonial period. The exhibition at the Ayala Museum focuses on portraits by Amorsolo.
Catch the exhibition titled Postura: Portraits by Amorsolo at the Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines before it closes on the 20th May.