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Behind the Veil of Amorsolo by gromyko Behind the Veil of Amorsolo by gromyko
Behind the Veil of( Amorsolo's) Light
ink on board
20x30 inches

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Fernando Amorsolo is seen posing to the viewers as a very sterile and smug "artist"...here armed with "saintly brush" powered by the power of good ole american dollars, we can see at the back of his canvas what the real truth is...

the truth that he is "selling" "christian filipina virgins" to the american,if not world art market...

idle "dalagang filipinas" with tender and rosy breasts, innocent girls ready to be fucked by americans, which we both know is the reason why amorsolo's art have been elevated to its status during his time...(eventually ending up with him recognized as a National Artist,a derogatory label,which i so abhhored becuase there should also be a national shit, a national piss, a national pussy, a national cock,etc...)

the lustful innocence, the symbolism of rice(which denotes fertility, and hence "venus",recalling and further strengthening the hidden "amour" of his dalagang filipina paintings...
the grasshopper symbolises the "american/european masters ready to feed on the pieces of rice(dalaga)...
the dalagang filipina being peddled as "product of the philippines" along with the idea of the country as a bountiful innocent paradise...
[the inscription in the box where the filipina lies says PROD UCTOFT HEPHIL EPPIN ES, PRODUCT OF THE PHILIPPINES]

here we see amorsolo's real aim, to unconsciously sell "DALAGANG FILIPINA" to the "kano"...

at the shadowy right of the picture is his brother pablo, also holding a brush labelled "kempetai",(Pablo Amorsolo was born in Daet, Camarines Norte to husband and wife Pedro Amorsolo and Bonifacia Cueto. When he was still eight years old, his family moved to Manila.
During World War II, he became a follower of the Greater East Asia Co Prosperity Sphere, and served as a colonel of the Kempetai of the Japanese Empire. When the American soldiers succeed in returning to the shores of the Philippines, Amorsolo was captured by Filipino troops.
He was sentenced and executed by firing squad in the hands of guerillas. He died in this manner at the Antipolo)

i HAVE SHOWN HIM HERE as being shot by a "pipit",(small passerine birds) the pinoy rebels(guerillas), loyal slaves of the good ole american"eagle"...

America being the backer of "progressive,non-communistic/socialist/imperialist/idiotic/pessimistic artists such as amorsolo is show here as an Old Uncle sam looking at a young Filipina undressed by a Lion, ready to be devoured with all her virgin glory exposed to all!!!


here Fernando seems to not care at all ...

A smug, he once said " So the ideal Filipina beauty should not necessarily be white complexioned, nor of the dark brown color of the typical Malayan, but of the clear skin or fresh colored type which we often witness when we met a blushing girl". Here he is referencing what the American loved to fuck best, exotic asians!!!By painting with his so called golden tropical light, he not only "colorize/beautify" objects of perversions, he succeeded in glorifying colonialistic psuedo-pastoral women, he also made his work marketable to the best extent to foreign people who loved anything fuckably good looking, specially idle "psuedo-paradise,filled with innocent looking inhabitants that can easily be manipulated and fucked!!!"...

Not many know the dark history behind his brother's execution, npot did anyone cared to show,much less paint/draw the event...not many know nor dare to know what did Fernando felt when his brother died..All have been obscured by history while amorsolo's brush continued,ignoring the dark, in favor of the "golden green brush" which have blinded him...

Critic Francisco Arcellana wrote in 1948 that Amorsolo's paintings "have nothing to say" and that they were not hard to understand because "there is nothing to understand."

This is because he made his works too sterile, and too rococo in the sense that it is mere decorative sentiments of an ideal frame of mind that wishes to erase the reality of the war,and the death of his brother(subconsciously)by drowning them in "pretty" "retinal" colors which have had good effects on those who cared not at all to seek the true meaning of the artist and his art...

the works of amorsolo could fall easily as a 'retinal art", that is, it is intended only to please the eye.

But nobody seems to care at all...But I was gladened to hear that contemporary Artists such as Ronal Ventura,whose hyperralistic/surrealist/pop syncretist works have outmoded amorsolo's auction price...but this too is to be mourned for no longer Colectors and Art Historians Value the historical and aesthetic value of art...being sold by millions of dollars doesnt do justice to any ventura,so much more to Amorsolo!!!!

ONE COULD ONLY HOPE TO LOOK BEHIND THE vEIL OF aMORSOLO'S lIGHT...
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Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972) is one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. Born in Paco, Manila, he earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909.

During the 1950s until his death in 1972, Amorsolo averaged to finishing 10 paintings a month. However, during his later years, diabetes, cataracts, arthritis, headaches, dizziness and the death of two sons affected the execution of his works. Amorsolo underwent a cataract operation when he was 70 years old, a surgery that did not impede him from drawing and painting. Two months after being confined at the St. Luke's Hospital in Manila, Amorsolo died of heart failure at the age of 79 on April 24, 1972 .

Four days after his death, Amorsolo was honoured as the first National Artist in Painting at the Cultural Center of the Philippines by then President Ferdinand Marcos.

Amorsolo was a close friend of the Philippine sculptor Guillermo Tolentino, the creator of the Caloocan City monument to the patriot Andres Bonifacio.

Women and landscapes

Amorsolo is best known for his illuminated landscapes, which often portrayed traditional Filipino customs, culture, fiestas and occupations. His pastoral works presented "an imagined sense of nationhood in counterpoint to American colonial rule" .


He was educated in the classical tradition and aimed "to achieve his Philippine version of the Greek ideal for the human form."In his paintings of Filipina women, Amorsolo rejected Western ideals of beauty in favor of Filipino ideals and was fond of basing the faces of his subjects on members of his family.

"[The women I paint should have] a rounded face, not of the oval type often presented to us in newspapers and magazine illustrations. The eyes should be exceptionally lively, not the dreamy, sleepy type that characterizes the Mongolian. The nose should be of the blunt form but firm and strongly marked. ... So the ideal Filipina beauty should not necessarily be white complexioned, nor of the dark brown color of the typical Malayan, but of the clear skin or fresh colored type which we often witness when we met a blushing girl."

—Fernando Amorsolo

Amorsolo used natural light in his paintings and developed the backlighting technique, which became his artistic trademark and his greatest contribution to Philippine painting. In a typical Amorsolo painting, figures are outlined against a characteristic glow, and intense light on one part of the canvas highlights nearby details.Philippine sunlight was a constant feature of Amorsolo's work; he is believed to have painted only one rainy-day scene.
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mindblowing.
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Case80 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is fucking ILL!
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your pieces are really Awesome !!! :D :D :D :D
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dude, you are a badass!
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