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The Philippine artist Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972) was a portraitist and painter of rural landscapes. He is best known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light.

Fernando Amorsolo was born May 30, 1892, in the Paco district of Manila. At 13 he was apprenticed to the noted Philippine artist Fabian de la Rosa, his mother's first cousin. In 1909 Amorsolo enrolled at the Liceo de Manila and then attended the fine-arts school at the University of the Philippines, graduating in 1914. After working three years as a commercial artist and part-time instructor at the university, he studied at the Escuela de San Fernando in Madrid. For seven months he sketched at the museums and on the streets of Madrid, experimenting with the use of light and color. That winter he went to New York and discovered the works of the postwar impressionists and cubists, who became the major influence on his works. On his return to Manila, he set up his own studio.

During this period, Amorsolo developed the use of light--actually, backlight--which is his greatest contribution to Philippine painting. Characteristically, an Amorsolo painting contains a glow against which the figures are outlined, and at one point of the canvas there is generally a burst of light that highlights the smallest detail.

Amorsolo was noted for his portraits. He made oils of all the Philippine presidents, including the revolutionary leader Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, and other noted Philippine figures. He also painted many wartime scenes, including Bataan, Corner of Hell, and One Casualty.

Amorsolo, who died in 1972, is said to have painted more than 10,000 pieces. He continued to paint even in his late 70s, despite arthritis in his hands. Even his late works feature the classic Amorsolo tropical sunlight. He said he hated "sad and gloomy" paintings, and he executed only one painting in which rain appears.

BookRags Biography on Fernando Amorsolo. 15 July 2006.



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Atis at Lansones

Atis at Lansones

Pattern Name: Atis at Lansones Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 39 Stitches: 220 x 120 Sizes:* 14 count 16 w x 9 h Inches 16 count 14 w x 8 h...

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Farmer

Farmer

Pattern Name: Farmer Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 52 Stitches: 240 x 170 Sizes:* 14 count 17 w x 12 h Inches 16 count 15 w x 11 h Inches ...

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Girl with Coconut

Girl with Coconut

Pattern Name: Girl with Coconut (1953) Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 60 Stitches: 200 x 230 Sizes:* 14 count 14 w x 16 h Inches 16 count 13...

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Harvesting Rice

Harvesting Rice

Pattern Name: Harvesting Rice Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 88 Stitches: 150 x 118 Sizes* 14 count 11 w x 8 h Inches 16 count 9 w x 7 h...

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Ina at Anak (Mother and Child)

Ina at Anak (Mother and Child)

Pattern Name: Ina at Anak (Mother and Child) Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 70 Stitches: 150 x 190 Sizes:* 14 count 11 w x 14 h Inches 16...

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Maiden in Flower Garden

Maiden in Flower Garden

Cross Stitch Pattern: Maiden in Flower Garden Designed by Fernando Amorsolo Colors 55 Stitches 200 x 222 Sizes* 14 count 14 w x 16 h Inches 16...

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Maiden with Palay Stalks

Maiden with Palay Stalks

Pattern Name: Maiden with Palay Stalks (1920) Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 67 Stitches: 170 x 150 Sizes:* 14 count 12 w x 11 h Inches 16...

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Planting Rice

Planting Rice

Pattern Name: Planting Rice (1959) Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 64 Stitches: 200 x 140 Sizes:* 14 count 14 w x 10 h Inches 16 count 13 w x...

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Portrait of Fernanda de Jesus

Portrait of Fernanda de Jesus

Pattern Name: Portrait of Fernanda de Jesus (1915) Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 61 Stitches: 215 x 270 Sizes:* 14 count 15 w x 19 h Inches...

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The Carabao Sled

The Carabao Sled

Pattern Name: The Carabao Sled Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 59 Stitches: 250 x 180 Sizes:* 14 count 18 w x 13 h Inches 16 count 16 w x 11...

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The Confection of the Filipino Flag

The Confection of the Filipino Flag

Pattern Name: The Confection of the Filipino Flag Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 55 Stitches: 280 x 203 Sizes:* 14 count 20 w x 15 h Inches...

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The Young Lasak

The Young Lasak

Pattern Name: The Young Lasak (1948) Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 71 Stitches: 250 x 196 Sizes:* 14 count 18 w x 14 h Inches 16 count 16 w...

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Tindera De Manga (Mango Vendor)

Tindera De Manga (Mango Vendor)

This Pattern can be downloaded without registration or creating an account on our site. Click here. Pattern Name: Tindera De Manga (1952) [Mango...

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Tinikling

Tinikling

Pattern Name: Tinikling Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 35 Stitches: 240 x 162 Sizes:* 14 count 17 w x 12 h Inches 16 count 15 w x 10 h...

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Water Carrier

Water Carrier

Pattern Name: Water Carrier Designed by: Fernando Amorsolo Colors: 90 Stitches: 150 x 207 Sizes* 14 count 11 w x 15 h Inches 16 count 9 w x 13...

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