PIONEERS OF PHILIPPINE ART: LUNA, AMORSOLO, ZOBEL
Place Published: Makati City, Philippines
Publisher: Ayala Foundation
Date Published: 2004.
Size: 27 cm.
Pages: 152 p
Book Id: 78529
b/w and color plates, ports., bio/chrons., cat., color pict. d.j
A beautifully edited catalog with examples of the works of three pioneers of Filipino art that set the Philippine modernist art in motion: neoclassical painter Juan Luna (b. Philippines 1857- d. Hong Kong 1899), an "indio" (native Malayan) who often reflected his social condemnation in his extraordinary paintings; Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (b. Philippines 1892-1972) genre scenes painter (style known as Philippine realism), of "paisanos" working and celebrating in images reminiscent of the European old masters and finally Fernando Zobel (b. Philippines 1924, immigrated to Spain in 1960 - d. Italy 1984) who evolved from expressionim to abstract paintings and ink drawings of Filipino themes with strong influence in oriental calligraphy and art. Amorsolo and Zobel paintings are part of the collection of the Ayala Museum and the Luna canvas are a long-term loan from the Bank of Philippine Islands