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Philippine Contemporary Art

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Justinne Claravall

on 31 July 2013

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Philippine Contemporary Art
Contemporary art is art produced at the present period in time. Contemporary art includes, and develops from, Postmodern art, which is itself a successor to Modern art.
What does Contemporary
Art mean?
"Contemporary" and "Modern" are synonyms but Contemporary art and Modern art are different...
Modern Art
Art from the Impressionists (say, around 1880) up until the 1960's or 70's.
Contemporary Art
Art from the 1960's or 70's up until this very minute.
Art is the expression
of one's feelings
through creating something
out of their
Filipino Painters and their works
- Maningning Miclat (April 15, 1972 – September 29, 2000) She was known for her Chinese bamboo Zen paintings and poetry in three languages: Filipino, Mandarin and English.
- Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (born August 27, 1942) better known as "BenCab", is a Filipino painter and was awarded National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts (Painting) in 2006.
- Jose Joya was a printmaker, mixed media artist, and a former dean of the University of the Philippines' College of Fine Arts. He pioneered abstract expressionism in the Philippines. His canvases were characterized by "dynamic spontaneity" and "quick gestures" of action painting.
- Onib Olmedo (July 7, 1937 - September 8, 1996) was an award-winning expressionist Filipino painter. He created populist art and depicted the marginalized part of the society.
Sculptors and their Works:
- Napoleón Isabelo Veloso Abueva (born January 26, 1930), more popularly known as Napoleón Abueva, is a Filipino artist. He is a sculptor given the distinction as the Philippines' National Artist for Sculpture. He is also entitled as the "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture". He is the only Boholano given the distinction as National Artist of the Philippines in the field of Visual Arts.
Gilopez Kabayao, a Gawad CCP Awardee for Music in 2008, has been playing the violin for Filipinos for decades now. His passion allowed him to visit various concert venues in the country and share this love for classical music to several generations.
Filipino Musicians and singers:
- Victorio C. Edades (December 13, 1895 – March 7, 1985) is a Filipino painter who was the leader of the revolutionary Thirteen Moderns who engaged their classical compatriots in heated debate over the nature and function of art. He was named a National Artist in 1976.
Arturo Rogerio Luz (born November 20, 1926) is a Philippine National Artist awardee in visual arts. He is also a known printmaker, sculptor, designer and art administrator. A founding member of the modern Neo-realist school in Philippine art, he received the National Artist Award, the country's highest accolade in the arts, in 1997.
Abdulmari Asia Imao a native of Sulu, is a sculptor, painter,
photographer, ceramist, documentary film
maker, c
ultural researcher, writer,
and articulator of
Philippine Muslim art and culture.
Eduardo Castrillo (born October 31, 1942) is an award-winning Filipino sculptor. He was born in Santa Ana, Manila, the youngest of five children of Santiago Silva Castrillo, a jeweler, and Magdalena De Los Santos, a leading actress in Zarzuelas and Holy Week pageants in Makati, Philippines. Castrillo was a Republic Cultural Heritage awardee. He is also a jewelry artist and designer.
Solomon Saprid (13 March 1917- 28 September 2003) was a modern Philippine sculptor who became known for his works in bronze which he created by welding scraps of metal, producing a characteristic jagged effect.
Lea Salonga-Chien, KLD—known professionally as Lea Salonga ; born February 22, 1971)—is a Filipina lyric mezzo-soprano singer and actress who starred in the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards. She was the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. She also provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). Salonga was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with the company.
Cecile Licad (b. May 11, 1961) is a renowned Filipina virtuoso classical pianist dubbed as "a pianist's pianist" by The New Yorker, "her artistry, a blend of daring musical instinct and superb training."
Contemporary music in the Philippines usually refers to compositions that have adopted ideas and elements from twentieth century art music in the West, as well as the latest trends and musical styles in the entertainment industry. This brief introduction covers only the works written by the art music composers.
Contemporary Music
In the early 19th century, wealthier, educated Filipinos introduced more secular Filipino art, causing art in the Philippines to deviate from religious motifs. The use of watercolor paintings increased and the subject matter of paintings began to include landscapes, Filipino inhabitants, Philippine fashion, and government officials. Portrait paintings featured the painters themselves, Filipino jewelry, and native furniture. The subject of landscape paintings featured artists' names painted ornately as well as day-to-day scenes of average Filipinos partaking in their daily tasks. These paintings were done on canvas, wood, and a variety of metals. During World War II, some painters focused their artwork on the effects of war, including battle scenes, destruction, and the suffering of the Filipino people.
Philippine Architecture
Architecture of the Philippines
The architecture of the Philippines is a reflection of the history and heritage of the country. The most prominent historic constructions in the archipelago are based on a mix of indigenous Austronesian, Spanish, Chinese and American influences. At the end of the 20th century modern architecture with straight lines and functional aspects was introduced. During this period many of the older structures fell into decay. Early in the 21st Century a revival of the respect for the traditional Filipino elements in the architecture returned.
Examples of Filipino Architecture
Bahay Kubo mansion
In May 2008, National artist for architecture Francisco Mañosa, designer of the Coconut Palace, built his own two-storey Bahay Kubo mansion in Ayala Alabang Village, a wealthy suburb south of Manila. With only 3 posts or "haligi", it has five one-inch coconut shell doors, a "silong", Muslim room, sala, and master's bedroom with a fish pond therein.
Cultural Center of the Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines.
In 1965, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos have revealed her desire to build a national theater for the country. The Cultural Center of the Philippines is located on a reclaimed land along Roxas Boulevard. The Cultural Center of the Philippines was designed by Leandro V. Locsin and it is also considered as one of his most recognizable works.
Paco Park
Paco Park was planned as a municipal cemetery for the well-off and established aristocratic Spanish families who resided in the old Manila, or Intramuros. The cemetery is circular in shape, with an inner circular fort that was the original cemetery with niches on the hollow walls. As the population continued to grow, a similar second outer wall was built with the thick adobe hollow walls with niches, the top of the walls made into a walkway circumnavigating the park. A Roman Catholic chapel was built inside the inner walls, dedicated to St. Pancratius. The landscape design was done by Ildefonso Santos from 1967 to 1969.
As the popularity of the Pilipino Cultural Nights and the Folk Arts groups gain their ascendency, so too, does the need to create and recreate Philippine dance forms. Among these contemporary issues are the ideas of bringing the village dance into the stage, the connections among the various Philippine dance, the ownership of world-influence and the dances of Filipinos from the diaspora.
From the Village to Stage

Interconnection of Philippine Dance

Filipinizing world influences

Dances from the Diaspora
The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company is the oldest dance company in the Philippines. A multi-awarded company, both nationally and internationally, Guillermo Gomez Rivera has called it the "depository of almost all Filipino dances, dress and songs."
The company was founded in 1957 by Helena Z. Benitez and debuted May 27, 1958 at Expo '58, the Brussels World Fair responding to the request of then President Ramon Magsaysay. Since then they have made at least 14 major tours to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, US and the Middle East. It has performed in 6 continents, 66 counties and 700 cities worldwide. They perform folk dances from throughout the Philippines and from other countries. The group takes its name from the Filipino word bayanihan which means working together for a common good.
Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company
Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions, and one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since modernism, shifts in sculptural process led to an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast.
Group 4:
Irvin Abatay
Justinne Claravall
Joan Padua
Myara Poliarco
Mr. Kris Lugo
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