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Mabini Art Collection - Market Scenes and Vendor by Master Paco Gorospe

Mabini Art Collection - Market Scenes and Vendor by Master Paco Gorospe

Artworks by the same artist painting similar subjects – let us have a closer look at Market Scenes and Vendor of Flower paintings. Paco Gorospe (1939 – 2002) was called “A Filipino legend in cubism and modern art from the Mabini School of Art; he was an internationally-acclaimed artist.”  

He was also referred to as the “Picasso of the Philippines” due to the European and American influences in his work. 


More about the artworks Market and Vendor

“Boys know how to make a living at a young age. They vend seasonal or year-round fruits, sea-shells strung together to make a necklace or a bracelet, weeds of wild plants, and so on. 

In the evening they sell the mouth-watering balut which the Philippines is known for worldwide for at least two reasons: 1) it is a leveler in the Philippines society because everybody eats it, from president down to the peasants; And 2) it is reputed to be a complete aphrodisiac food. This explains why the balut eggs in a basket are the foci.”


(Quote of the text from the Book Revisiting ‘Mabini Art’, published in 2013 in Germany; Prof. Paul Blanco Zafaralla, PH.D.) 













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