Art & Design Manila, Philippines
National Museum of the Philippines
Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of the country at the National Museum of the Philippines. Fine art collections spread over the iconic museum’s two floors trace the enduring talent and creativity of local Filipino artists. The House Floor explores art from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Of note are works by the country’s national hero, Jose Rizal. Juan Luna’s eloquent painting, the Spoliarium, colorful murals by Carlos “Botong” Francisco and Fernando Amorsolo’s sensitive portraits capture the Filipino character and recall key moments in national history. In the graceful, columned galleries on the Senate Floor, Isabelo Tampinco’s elegant sculptures provide a local perspective on classical themes, while cubist paintings by Vicente Manansala echo Amorsolo, paying testament to the continuing development of modern and contemporary Philippine art.
National Museum of the Philippines, P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila
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