Vicente Manansala (1910-1981) was a leading Filipino modernist painter known for his development of transparent cubism. He studied at the UP School of Fine Arts in the late 1920s and further studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Canada and France. He was one of the Thirteen Moderns and considered as one of the 'Big Three' in the movement together with H.R. Ocampo and Cesar Legaspi. He was proclaimed National Artist for Visual Arts in 1981.
This monograph written and designed by Rod Paras-Perez charts the development of Manansala's style, particularly his Cubist sources, as well as the aesthetic philosophies of 'shibui' and 'informel'.
Cover image: Vicente Manansala, 'Barung-Barong', 1959, oil on canvas.
PLC Publications, Philippines
Hardcover / 10.25 x 14.25 inches / 270 pages / Color, BW