Romeo Tabuena: Niños en Fiesta (1988)

ROMEO V. TABUENA (Filipino, B. 1921) Niños en Fiesta signed and dated ‘Tabuena 1988’ (lower right) oil on masonite board 68.5 x 76 cm. (27 x 30 in.) Painted in 1988, Image Source: Christie’s

“Niños en Fiesta…is a joyous and vibrant example of children at play, celebrating a native festivity with innocent gaiety. The textural, thick paint on masonite is characteristic of Tabuena’s Mexican paintings, lending a dense, rich quality to the work. By this stage in Tabuena’s career, his figures became more naturalistically rendered and emotionally intimate as he moved away from austere landscapes and pure modernism.”


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Romeo Tabuena at Christie’s

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Many thanks to Steve Schwartzman for sending this link:

Romeo Tabuena at Philippine Art Gallery

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. It is an interesting piece. I like the color palette a lot. 🙂

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    1. I like the colors, too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sheila. 🙂


    1. Great link- thanks, Steve! I have added above. 😎


  2. Love this painting. Tabuena’s color palette has perfectly captured the joyful festivity of the children’s party.

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    1. He really does capture the joy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene. 🙂

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  3. What an enjoyable painting to look at, such an intricate balance of pattern and colour.

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    1. I am glad you enjoy this, too, Liz. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂


  4. Michele Lee says:

    Beautiful and vibrant! ✨

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    1. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, Michele. 😎

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      1. Michele Lee says:

        You are welcome!

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