Conversations about: Vicente Silva Manansala, 1910 -1981, painter



  1. jay palencia said,

    December 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

    jay santos, i have one of these. pls contact me

  2. jay santos said,

    July 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    manansala started painting BEFORE he entered the UP College of Fine Arts when he was 15 years old. whatever happened to these early works?

  3. February 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Manansala was a friend of the Aenlle family in old Intramuros – he painted a portrait of our aunt Elsa Aenlle, it was in the family home but it had disapeared her name Elsa Aenlle is in front of the painting we would like to have it back in the family – please e-mail us thank you.

  4. Franklin Cadayday Saycon said,

    December 7, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I’m one of his follower and I love his creation.

  5. Samito Jalbuena said,

    December 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    To corroborate Enrique Bustos, I’ve seen a colored reproduction of Manansala’s “Homage to Pieter de Hooch’s Interior of a Dutch House” in a large format art book published by Amon Trading of the Montinolas back in the early 80s. The book also showcased Aurelio M.’s vast collection of masters including various Amorsolos, Legaspis, Hos, Zobels and Luzes. The Manansala work in question is by far the airiest and lightest of his larger works, primarily undertoned in white, and quite distinct from his darker canvasses. It’s a tragedy that the copy of the book authored by Benesa was forever lost to the ravages of Typhoon Ketsana in 2009. I hope the actual painting was insured or fared far better.

  6. Samito Jalbuena said,

    November 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    A new auction house in Manila recently set a world record for the most expensive drawing by a Filipino artist when a 1972 pen-and-ink by Manansala, Pila sa Bigas, fetched P686,312 at a September 25 2010 sale in a function room of the Mandarin Oriental Manila. This exceeded a previous sale at Christie’s. For more info, click here:

  7. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 6, 2010 at 4:36 am

    According to Jaime C. Laya, Lourdes R. Montinola owns a great Vicente Manansala painting titled “Homage to Pieter de Hooch’s Interior of a Dutch House.” Author Leonidas Benesa describes the painting as one of the most beautiful [ oil paintings ] ever painted by Vicente Manansala.

  8. Ipê Nazareno said,

    August 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    My favorite Manansala would have to be the Madonna of the Slums.

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