The estates of Amorsolo, Imao and Sansó release bundle of three giclée art prints

The sale benefits organizations and projects chosen by each estate.

Galerie Francesca Emporium, in collaboration with the estates of Juvenal Sansó, and National Artists Fernando Amorsolo and Abdulmari Imao, recently launched a limited-release bundled collection of three giclées or fine art prints, available until June 12.

Curated by Ricky Francisco, director of Fundacion Sansó, the bundle features the distinct art styles of each master artist and is a noteworthy representation of the diversity of Filipino Art. It features “Alegra La Sombra” by Juvenal Sanso, “Man and Woman on Carabao” by Fernando Amorsolo, and “Sarimanok Series 2014” by Abdulmari Asia Imao.

Ricky Francisco of Fundacion Sansó; Ma. Luisa Marquez Schwartz of Rising Sunday Foundation; Rizalee Imao for the Imao family; Dada Bordado of Angat Buhay Foundation; and Susanne Tiausas and Cindel Tiausas of Galerie Francesca Emporium

This collection gives art connoisseurs the unique chance to have these works of art as part of their collection while at the same time contributing to the worthwhile projects of beneficiaries chosen by each estate.

The beneficiary for Juvenal Sansó is I CAre: Initiative for the Continuation of Artist’s Estate. The program will help the Artist’s Estate to develop through merchandising, skill transfer, and copyright resources. The beneficiaries of Fernando Amorsolo’s Estate are the literacy programs Rising Sunday Foundation and the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation Inc., while the beneficiary of Abdulmari Asia Imao is the Angat Buhay Foundation’s Arts and Culture Pillar.

The masters and their art

Fernando Amorsolo

Fernando Amorsolo, born on May 30, 1892, was the First National Artist of the Philippines and renowned as the Master Painter of Philippine Sunlight. He earned his degree in painting with honors from the University of the Philippines Manila, and was sent to Spain by Don Enrique Zobel to further his studies, where he learned from the works of European masters Sorolla and Velasquez.

“Man and Woman on Carabao”

While known for his masterpieces such as “Defensa de Honor” and the countless portraits of prominent figures in society, he is most famous for his works depicting the idyllic provincial life. “Man and Woman on Carabao” is yet another beautiful rendition of the peaceful life of Filipinos set against a picturesque landscape.

Abdulmari Imao
“Sarimanok Series 2014”

Abdulmari Asia Imao, the son of Tausug stone crushers, is the Philippines’ first Moro National Artist. Receiving art scholarships from the University of the Philippines and distinguished fine art universities overseas, the master artist held on deeply to his roots and came back home to promote the art and culture of Mindanao. He is known for painting and sculpting sari-fish, sari-ukkir, and sari-mosques as well as sarimanoks. “Sarimanok Series 2014” is a vibrant piece of art that represents his history and artistry.

Juvenal Sanso

Juvenal Sansó is an internationally renowned artist that has been recognized and received several awards across various countries, including membership into the Order of Chevalier for Arts and Letters from the Ministry of Culture and Communications of France, The Presidential Merit Award from the Philippines, and a King’s Cross of Isabella knighthood from the King of Spain.

“Alegra La Sombra”

His earlier works, heavily influenced by his experience of war and its perils, depict gruesome imagery. In his later years, his grotesque black and white paintings were replaced with vivid depictions of landscapes and corals using striking shades of red, green, orange, and blue. “Alegra La Sombra” is a brilliant and showstopping piece of art created by one of the most innovative and respected artists today.

Own rare pieces of art

Galerie Francesca Emporium, in collaboration with Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation, Fundacion Sansó, Rising Sunday Foundation and the Imao Family, allows art collectors to own these curated works of art while giving back to the community.

Galerie Francesca Emporium at SM Megamall

While Galerie Francesca Emporium aims to bring distinct and exquisite collections to art collectors, it also believes that art should be accessible and integrated into all aspects of life. In addition to their wide range of collectibles, they also feature select functional items to bring art and inspiration into everyday life. From home decor to personal stationery and fashion accessories, Emporium helps bring beauty and creativity beyond the walls of a museum and into your home and lifestyle.

For more information, visit Galerie Francesca Emporium’s website. Follow them on FB and IG at @gfemporium for more details.

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