Tinikling by Fernando Amorsolo
As we approach the end of our National Heritage Month, we celebrate the life of the country’s first-declared National Artist, Fernando Cueto Amorsolo who was born On This Day, May 31, 130 years ago, in 1892 in Paco, Manila.
Known as the “Grand Old Man of Philippine Art” because of his masterful use of light and dark colors and depiction of the “Philippine sunlight”. His paintings of Philippine landscapes, Filipino maiden, rural folks and traditions, and portraits, made him one of the most sought-after artists during his time and even after his passing on April 24, 1972. His masterpieces, some exhibited inside the galleries and in one of the hallways of the National Museum of Fine Arts (NMFA), continue to enthrall and inspire viewers.
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