Prayer before Meal by Vicente Manansala (detail)

Vicente Manansala / Vicente Silva Manansala


September 24, 2013

Vicente Manansala was a Filipino cubist painter and illustrator, born in Macabebe, Philippines in 1910 and died of cancer in Manila, Philippines in 1981.

Manansala was the developer of transparent cubism. A fine example of this "transparent and translucent" technique is his composition, Kalabaw (Carabao) He is known for fusing the cultures of the barrio and the city in his paintings.