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MUSINGS on the SPECTACULAR

Art allows the modern man to take a page from history. Or, as in the case of paintings, a scene or thought or landscape. As ideas that are immortalised on canvas abound, resonance to these pieces beg for space in the hearth of the like-minded, transcending decades of time.

As far as historical icons go, literally draws a picture of life in the Philippines that no longer exists. It features a , or a covered boat, along the Pasig River while a bright-eyed Filipina peers from underneath her hat, unencumbered by the heat. Gallery owner and auctioneer Jaime Ponce de Leon signifies the added significance of this depiction “from [Amorsolo’s] most important years,” disclosing its previous ownership by La Tabacalera, “the most important company at the end of the Spanish regime.” was just one of the Filipino master’s works to go under the gavel.

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