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“Blooming in the Dark” by Michael Pastorizo

Pastorizo’s ‘Floral Sonnets’ at Podium; Casa de Memoria to hold online auction

“Blooming in the Dark” by Michael Pastorizo

In “Floral Sonnets,” Michael Pastorizo focuses on the fragility of flowers, making up for their delicacy and transitoriness by very focused composition in the paintings, excluding all extraneous details, so as to render a moment longer the blooms’ elegance, harmony and dignity. The paintings are called “sonnets,” lyric poems in homage of the fleeting beauty of flowers.

Pastorizo took up business and management in college, but later turned to art. Largely self-taught, he trained himself in oil and acrylic painting, silkscreen printing and sculpture, later on developing his unique technique of heightened and focused realism.

“Floral Sonnets” by Michael Pastorizo is on view till Sept. 30 at Galerie Joaquin, L/3, The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City; tel. 0926-7227925; email [email protected]

“Garden” by Pastorizo

Terecero auction

Casa de Memoria will hold its Tercero auction on Sept. 26, 2 p.m.

The more than 200 curated Euro-Filipino art pieces include Fernando Zobel’s fine prints, “La Piedra del Caballo” and “Fragmento del Altar Mayor de la Catedral de Santiago” and a marble-cast gladiator soldier by Isabelo Tampinco.

Others: lithograph by Spanish artist Joan Miró; “The Creation of Eve” lithograph by Salvador Dali; and an oil painting of St. Dorothy of Caesarea by Antonio Rivas.

Antiques and objets d’art to be bid out include a 19th-century French Napoleon III-style credenza in lacquered wood, a 17th-century Flemish school oil on copper painting depicting the Pericope Adulterae, a pair of ivory sculptures of ethical provenance depicting Greek goddesses Ceres and Chloris, and a 19th-century French Art Nouveau Galle vase. —LITO B. ZULUETA

For auction lots and to register for the auction, visit; tel. 82533994; email [email protected]

Lithography by Joan Miró


19th-century French Art Nouveau Galle vase