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CESAR (or ALFREDO) BUENAVENTURA Filipino art large oil painting

CESAR (or ALFREDO) BUENAVENTURA Filipino art large oil painting

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Asia: Pre 1980: Item # 1416845

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Large unframed oil on canvas painting of three central figures chatting, other figures in the distance, 24" by 36", painted in a highly impressionist manner, and signed at lower left with the familiar "Buenaventura" signature. The artist is either ALFREDO BUENAVENTURA (1942-1982) or his uncle CESAR BUENAVENTURA (1922-1983). I cannot be certain because their works often look very similar, as do their signatures, and in this case the beginning of the signature is difficult to discern. Cesar was a son of well listed artist Teodoro Buenaventura, and if the biographical information I am finding on the net is correct, Alfredo was the nephew of Cesar. Fernando Amorsolo the great Filipino artist was Cesar's godfather. The painting exhibits some stretcher bar show-through at top and right, a tiny pressure dimple at lower right, barely noticeable, and a narrow, high triangle shaped essentially vertical area at far right that is slightly darker than the surrounding paint. Buenaventura's auction records in the Philippines have been rising steadily the past five years.