A single place and time, thoughts for one's arts are free.

A single place and time, freedom of soul and thoughts for one's arts are free.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Museum trip

  Last October we went to the Philippine National Museum and its my first time with my family to go there. It's my chance to see some Filipinos finest gems that I long to see since I've started to paint.

The entrance to the two great 19th century Filipino masters

Juan LunaSpoliarium


Juan Luna's signature for his huge Spoliarium painting.

Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo  - Assassination of Governor Bustamante

Just for the scale on how big the painting is.

Detail of Félix Resurrección Hidalgo the Assasination of Governor Bustamante.
Then we went to the other rooms of Luna and Hidalgo's Gallery. The rooms have a number of Juan Luan's small sketches .

Félix Resurrección Hidalgo - Don Luis Perez Dasmarinas
Juan Luna - Una Bulaqueña


Luna's study

I really like this one, the actual painting looks 3D and detailed.

Amorsolo's unfinish painting.

Amorsolo's 1956 portrait of Mrs. Banks

Our National Hero Jose Rizal's Mother's Revenge ( tera cotta, 1894)

Jose Rizal - Bust of Governor Ricardo Carnicero

Carlos Francisco's painting.


Vicente Manansala's painting.

Victorio Edades's - The Sketch
We are just glad that we went earlier and got amazed, lots of people and students arrived in the afternoon, so we went to the other building to further mesmerized by the museum artifact collections.

The scene

The Manunggul Jar

My daughter playing with the lights.

Alfredo Liongoren's painting

Thanks a lot for visiting!!!


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and reading my books. I'm glad to discover Juan Luna and other artists from the Phillipines through your blog. Good luck to you, and thanks for saying hello. --James Gurney

  2. Hello James! really thank you for visiting my blog and its kind of overwhelming to me that you appreciate our famous artist here. Nowadays realism here seems dead and gone. The information on how to learn and improve ones skills is keep in secret or withold and sometimes kind of misleading. Glad I found someone like you who is generously share time just to sow golden ideas.

  3. Thank you for sharing the Juan Luna's Spoliarium. I see it as post-Pollice Verso by Gerome. Great to know of it!

  4. Hello Christopher it's nice to know you. It takes almost 30 years for me to finally saw that huge Juan Luna's Spoliarium and I am happy to share it and make someone knows about Filpino's art especially in the late 19th century. Thanks a lot for dropping by.