Spend an art-filled afternoon with the works of the maestro at one of Makati’s most elegant lounges.
Fundacion Sansó, a private, non-profit institution established to promote the legacy and art of Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee Juvenal Sansó, presents “Sansó at The Writers Bar,” an Afternoon Tea Program at The Writers Bar of Raffles Hotel Makati, which runs until September 6, 2023.
The program features vignettes of Sansó’s life and works, including a pop-up exhibition of an actual Moderno work, Sansó giclees, art plates, posters, and books about the artist.
Guests can enjoy tea with a special menu inspired by Sansó’s art and dine by the light of the artist’s delightful Breton House Series of lamps on each of the tables. The menu has touches of Spanish favorites like gazpacho and churro, staying true to Sanso’s heritage. The desserts also bear images of the colorful artworks of Sansó.
When Sansó set up a studio in Iran in the late 1990s, he created the Moderno Series, inspired by his visits to the country’s mountain ranges and valleys. These paintings veer toward sharp and detailed pictorial realism, in contrast to Sansó’s imagined florals and Brittany scenes of earlier years.
An avid photographer, Sansó took several photos of the places he explored in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, which eventually became sources of inspiration for his Moderno series.
The Moderno works were exhibited in the mid-2000s to the early 2010s, when Sansó was in his early 80s. This series represents Sansó’s third wind of creativity, as the intricacy of detail, and a near-photographic clarity of lines in the works seem to be in sharp contrast to his advanced age.