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Lot 47

OSCAR T. NAVARRO
b. The Philippines, 1921 - d. 1973

WASHING DAY, 1953

Signed and dated (lower left)
Oil on canvas
45cm x 61cm


PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Singapore.


ESTIMATE  RM 4,000 - 6,000


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Oscar Navarro's works belong to the school of Amorsolo. Idealized agricultural Philippine scenes are the essence in his works. They present a lifestyle that was disappearing quickly. Many of the rice fields are now the sites of new communities; traditional nipa huts are replaced by new buildings. Oscar Navarro was trying to preserve the past by portraying the traditional rural life in the Philippines. And his works reflect the spirit of the Filipino soul.