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jerwinism "Las Virgenes Cristianas Expuestas al Populacho" (Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace) by Félix Resurección Hidalgo, circa 1884. Oil on canvas.

Luna's "Spoliarium" won a gold medal at an exposition in Madrid in 1884 while this work by Hidalgo won silver. #félixresurecciónhidalgo #philippineart #filipinoart #pinoy #philippines #southeastasianart #NationalGallerySG #singapore #artappreciation #chiaroscuro #philippinehistory #felixresureccionhidalgo 🇵🇭🖼
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jerwinism "La Banca" (The Boat) by Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, circa 1876. Oil on canvas.

Filipiniana love. This just conjures a time when life was slow and simple but elegant. Hidalgo also studied art in Europe thus his works were influenced with the contemporary styles of that era. #félixresurecciónhidalgo #philippineart #filipinoart #pinoy #philippines #southeastasianart #NationalGallerySG #singapore #artappreciation #philippinehistory #felixresureccionhidalgo 🇵🇭🚣🏽
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nccaofficial OUTSKIRTS: #FringeMNL Exhibit at the #NCCAGallery. The exhibit premieres the works of Philippines-based German filmmaker Manuel Domes, returning artist from Brazil Paulo Abe (‘The Banned Library,’ Fringe Manila and NCCA’s UnderEXPOSED) and TALA Photo Collective – a diverse group of Filipino Women Photographers. The exhibit runs till February 28, 2016.
Gallery Hours: 9AM-5PM Monday to Thursday. For Fridays, Saturdays and Holiday viewing please call 527-2192 local 308 (office hours) look for Bryan Llapitan #art #ncca #nccagallery #wheninmanila #artgallery #manilaartscene #philippineart #contemporaryart #filipinoartists #internationalartsfestival #intramuros
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ysobelart Alrashdi Mohammad, "Green Nebula", 4.5x6ft., mixed media on canvas #alrashdimohammad #ysobelartgallery #ysobelph #ysobelart #ysobel #artph #philippineart 4h

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jerwinism "España y Filipinas" (Spain and the Philippines) by Juan Luna, circa 1884. Oil on canvas.

In 2009, I developed an interest in the Spanish language and took some lessons at the Casino Español in Cebu. Sadly, it didn't make me anywhere near conversational but it made me appreciate the influence it has on the major native languages in the Philippines. I realized that a significant amount of the words I speak everyday, be it in the Cebuano or Tagalog language, are of Spanish origin. Anyway, I digress.

I remember during high school, much of the Philippine history taught to me was, although factual, a little bit leaning towards hating the Spaniards. The angst of the Filipino historians was not unfounded. We learned about the exploitation of our archipelago by the Spanish government, both of labor and natural resources; about the institutionalized racism; and the unequal rights between the natives and the colonizers. We also learned that a small group of Filipinos called the 'ilustrados' were adept at speaking the Spanish language. Some of them even studied in Europe and have been awakened in the Western school of thought.

One such ilustrado was Juan Luna. He studied in Madrid at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando whose alumni includes Salvador Dalí, Fernando Botero, Oscar de la Renta, and Pablo Picasso. Some of his paintings have a political inspiration. This one depicts Spain guiding the Philippines, the brown-skinned woman. That guidance didn't turn out so well in the end (after 333 years!) however it left a cultural heritage that is rich but appreciated less even by most of the Filipinos today.

It was amazing to see another work of Luna. I saw the huge "Spoliarium" in Manila and I was in awe. This painting was made at the time Jose Rizal was still alive, 130+ years ago. When textbook stuff becomes alive and in your face. The feels. #españayfilipinas #juanluna #philippineart #filipinoart #pinoy #philippines #southeastasianart #NationalGallerySG #singapore #artappreciation #philippinehistory 🇵🇭
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prinsesanyara Solo show by Pinggot Zulueta (@pink.goat) entitled "Incepto: Ink Drawings." Opening reception is on March 10, 6 p.m., Thursday, at Art Cube Gallery, Glorietta, Makati City. You're all invited. #art #incepto #ink #philippineart #exhibit 1d

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samanthaamalaki We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us. - Rumi
#zen #Art #PhilippineArt #rumi
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samanthaamalaki In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am - unbound. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
#zen #art #PhilippineArt @alab_pagarigan
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samanthaamalaki Funny, Sam, most folks "there" are waiting for a sign of sorts from folks "here," before they make a move, take action, or commit.
Same "here." Let this be your sign,  The Universe
#zen #art #PhilippineArt #love #valentinesday
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Clarendon Wilfredo Laput

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danielisbored Not your usual banyo Love marie painting inside the powder room at D&C's apartment 2d

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aapatawaran Repost @thepeninsulamanila: For almost 40 years, #ThePeninsulaManila has prided itself as a supporter of #PhilippineArt, #PhilippineCulture, traditions and values. Thank you to everyone who attended last night's "Hai[na]ku" book launch and congratulations to the author @aapatawaran! As our General Manager, Mark Choon has said in his opening speech, "there is something about good poetry that strikes deeply in our hearts, like a great song or an impassioned speech, and stays there forever," may #PhilippineArt touch our hearts, open us to life's beauty and change us forever. #theHAINAKUbook #writeherewritenow #aapoetry #mybooksjourney2 2d

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thepeninsulamanila For almost 40 years, #ThePeninsulaManila has prided itself as a supporter of #PhilippineArt, #PhilippineCulture, traditions and values. Thank you to everyone who attended last night's "Hai[na]ku" book launch and congratulations to the author @aapatawaran! As our General Manager, Mark Choon has said in his opening speech, "there is something about good poetry that strikes deeply in our hearts, like a great song or an impassioned speech, and stays there forever," may #PhilippineArt touch our hearts, open us to life's beauty and change us forever. #RubyAnniversary 2d

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