On this day, May 22, is the 99th birth anniversary of National Artist for Visual Arts Jeremias Elizalde Navarro (1924).
Jeremias Elizalde Navarro was a versatile artist, being both a proficient painter and sculptor. His devotion to the visual arts spanned 40 years of drawing, printmaking, graphic designing, painting, and sculpting. His masks carved in hardwood merge the human and the animal; his paintings consist of abstracts and figures in oil and watercolor, and his assemblages fuse found objects and metal parts. He has done a series of figurative works drawing inspiration from Balinese art and culture, his power as a master of colors is largely evident in his large four-panel ‘The Seasons’ (1992: Prudential Bank collection).
Read more: https://ncca.gov.ph/about-culture-and-arts/culture-profile/national-artists-of-the-philippines/j-elizalde-navarro/
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