Celeste Lecaroz: Reimagining Fernando Amorsolo And His Shimmering Landscapes

Painter Celeste Lecaroz does a “repetition” of the iconic paintings of National Artist in her style called spontaneous realism. She does repeat them, but she also reimagines these illuminated landscapes in her 15 paintings.

National Artist Fernando Amorsolo (1892 to 1972) was a gifted artist who painted rural Philippine landscapes with a characteristic glow. The maidens in his paintings have rosy cheeks and smiling eyes; the men are similarly healthy and filled with life. His palette only became darker when the Second World War came to the Philippines. But after the war, he returned to his genre paintings suffused with airiness and light.

In this exhibit, the talented painter Celeste Lecaroz does a “repetition” of the iconic Amorsolo paintings in her style called spontaneous realism. She does repeat them, but she also reimagines these illuminated landscapes in her 15 paintings gathered here. The classic Amoroso tropical sunlight has been muted; the burst of light that highlights the smallest detail has been toned down.

Read the full article by book author Danton Remoto here:

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A man and a woman are astride a carabao in ‘Pag-uwi’ by painter Celeste Lecaroz.