Ibarra dela Rosa

Jewel Toned Contemporary Tropical Foliage Painting of Night Blooming Waterlilies 1983



Oil on canvas


Jewel toned contemporary painting of tropical foliage by Filipino artist Ibarra Dela Rosa. The work features night blooming waterlilies set against a deep purple background. Known for his colorful, vibrant landscapes, this work is a wonderful representation of Ibarra Dela Rosa's signature style. Signed and dated by artist along front central margin. Currently hung in a light wood frame with gold accent banding.

Artist Biography

Ibarra dela Rosa was a creative visual artist. Born in 1943, Ibarra Dela Rosa passed away in 1998. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gilbert & George, Mike Cunningham, Chen Lue, Aixinjueluo Yu An, and Cesare Baldassin. Ibarra Dela Rosa was born in 1943 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, witnessing a proliferation of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was characterised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an vast increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key constituents of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further explored some of the expressive ideas of Abstract Expressionism, but removed much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that related this practice to Minimalism. Globally, many artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their idiosyncratic approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Dimensions With Frame

H 27 in. x W 28.25 in. x D 1.5 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 19.5 in. x W 20.5 in.
Jewel Toned Contemporary Tropical Foliage Painting of Night Blooming Waterlilies 1983