Private Collection - Fishes
Artworks by one artist painting similar subject – let us have a closer look. 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.
Gorospe’s fishes belong to no particular species. They have colorful scales, bloated bellies, snouts that look like bird’s beaks, or even toad like. They have colorful scales, bloated bellies, snouts that look like a birds beaks, or even toads like.Such renditions are come-ons for such species still to be discovered and fished out. But no matter this does not detract from the fact that Filipinos are generally fisharians.
No Fish suffers from oxygen deficiency. In any environment, their eyes are alert without any hint that their days or even hours are numbered. They could be cheerless environment, on a chopping board, or in an aquarium without plastic foliage. Gorospe substituted visual mimickry with technical innovations.
(Quote of the text from the Book Revisiting ‘Mabini Art’, published in 2013, Germany; Prof. Paul Blanco Zafaralla, PH.D.)