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Philippine Artworks Symbolizing Social Issues

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Trisha May Ara M. Anareta

on 14 January 2014

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Transcript of Philippine Artworks Symbolizing Social Issues

Philippine Artworks Symbolizing Social Issues
Ang Kiukok
Ang Kiukok's painting depicts a world where poverty, suffering, cruelty and violence abound.
...illustrated in vivid, cubistic images the terror of their times.
Man on Fire
Shows a shocking image of the human condition in agnguish and despair.
...with the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 1972, social realists took the lead in protest art.
Pablo Baens Santos
...is a social realist who makes social comment and protest as he deals with the contemporary issues and condition of Philippine society. Example of his artwork is
'Panginoong Lupa'
Martino Abellana
..a Cebuano artist whose work 'Job was also a man', reflects the social condition of the post-war period.
Job was also a man
Job the Biblical archetype of patience and long suffering. A beggar half naked a background of ruined building. Artist emphasize the muscle and bone structure of the torso and exaggerates the hands & feet to convey the sense of the beggar's condition as victim of the war of the world powers.
...a neo-realist shows 'Gadgets'. His painting which subject is man and machine.
The man is seemingly transformed into a machine, their arms become machine parts fitting in with cogs and wheels and slabs of factories.
The theme suggests dehumanization of man.
The theme can also be interpreted in the light of the disadvantage laborer or factory worker who deserves fair benefits and services.
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