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Monday, October 24, 2011

My Favorite Artworks of all time

I wish I still have my father's illustration with me and it would top the list of these collections...his drawings had been my first exposure and inspiration since then. But none of those artwork are with us now...Google search can't help me on this. Anyway, the following images you are about to see are artworks (and artist) that form part of my deep respect for this vocation...
   Top of the list is this piece, thank God the advent of internet able me to have a glimpse of this work again...a childhood memory of a calendar print that I have always admire. Coming from our very own First National Artist, Fernando Amorsolo...I'm also proud that we have the same first name but actually my name was taken from our action king, Fernando Poe, Jr.; who by the way is another National Artist. Well, this painting I can very well remember had been eternally pasted on our wall until we have to move to another house...

   Yes, we also have Da Vinci's Last Suffer, as another calendar favorite print of all time...but I always thought this one from Amorsolo is far more superior. Another favorite from Amorsolo is this next picture...


The most popular and most copied piece of the master. Ah! but still who can rival the way he paints the midday sun? 

   Next on my list is no other than "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh.  


   It was the song first by Don McLean that really got me interested on the above work. Vincent had around a dozen version  of this work but to be exact this is the piece that I really admire, to be exact "Starry Night over the Rhone"--a piece that always gave me a nostalgic feeling...

   Before I became an advocate of symbolism I first delve as a pupil of surrealism...the following images are among the lasting influences this school of thought leave on me...
   First is the jumbled images of Yves Tanguy here...characterized my treatment of items in most of my artwork as well...

   Another excellent surrealist is Hans Kanters....and I liked almost all his works...specially the details...


When you speak of Surrealist of course, the first person that comes to mind is Salvador Dali...

      Obviously if you have seen my earlier works the familiarity of John F. Peto   is an approach that I still retain every now and then...the only still-life artist I know that can tell stories from everyday object...


I so much like all Peto's work I wish I could contain it all here...anyway here's another one that show the style I also ride into...


Another all time favorite is Ephraim Samson...I have a hard time looking for a sample of his watercolors. Can't find anything...

Last but definitely not the least is my mentor Arnel Agawin...

He works on handmade paper...

Here's a link to Agawin's portfolio on Carbonmade>> CLICK HERE









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