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Famous Filipino Artists of the Spanish Period

A prezi for my STAP.

Jao Terrado

on 22 January 2013

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Famous Filipino Artists
during the Spanish Period In this Prezi, we will be showing
the artists who have attained fame
during the Spanish occupation. The Spanish Friars that settled in the country introduced Western paintings to the artisans who learned to copy two-dimensional forms from religious paintings. Such religious icons were paintings of saints and of the Holy Family, and they soon became a common sight in churches. Paintings of the subject matter include the Passion of Christ, The Via Crucis, the crucifixion, portrayals of purgatory, Heaven or Hell. Josef Luciano Dans One of the earliest recorded Filipino artists is Josef Luciano Dans. He's famous for painting a mural called "Langit, Lupa at Impierno". He also made a painting called "Purgatoryo", which shows the eight forms of punishment a soul must pass through to be cleansed and reach Heaven. Langit, Lupa at Impierno (ca. 1859) Purgatorio Esteban Villanueva Although paintings were exclusively for churches and religious purposes, it was sometimes used for propaganda. Esteban was commissioned by the Spaniards to illustrate the Ilocos revolt against Basi Monopoly during 1821. The fourteen-panel painting shows the crushing defeat of Ilocano basi works revolt against Spaniards. The painting also shows Haley's Comet in the Philippines during that time. Basi Revolt during 1821 Simon Flores Simon Flores was one of the artists during such period that captured the intricate detail of jewelery, fashion accessories, embroidered clothing and ornately designed furniture of Filipino citizens with wealth and high social statuses. Unnamed painting of an old man Filipino Family by Simon Flores Jose Honorato Lozano In 1949, Governor General Narciso Claveria issued a decree that all Philippine Natives are to assume Spanish names. Lozano developed a style called "Letras Y Figuras", combining tipos del pais and genre painting by forming letters of the patron's names with citizens doing their daily rituals. EULALIA de ROCA Juan Luna Juan Novicio Luna was a student of Damian Domingo's school, which eventually closed due to the latter's death in 1834. He was one of the few Filipino artists who was able to study abroad and develop his skills. His most famous work, "Spolarium" which showed dead Roman Gladiators being dragged around the arena. It was an allusion to Imperial Spain's oppression of the Natives. He won a Gold Medal for his painting but did not receive the Medal of Excellence, due to him being a Filipino. Spolarium Felix Hidalgo Felix Hidalgo was one of the few Filipino artists who had the opportunity to study abroad, other than Juan Luna. Hidalgo won the silver medal for Virgenes christianas expuestas al populacho or Christian Virgins Exposed to the Public. The feat of Luna and Hidalgo caught the attention of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine’s National Hero, that in a gathering of Filipinos in Madrid, he gave a speech praising Luna and Hidalgo for their mastery and nationalism. Christian Virgins Exposed to the Public
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