IA#4: Museum Visit 1

Una Bulaqueña

Una Bulaqueña (1895) 
Oil on Canvas

JUAN LUNA Y NOVICIO
(1857–1899)

The picture is a woman or a lady from Bulacan. I think that Juan Luna painted this because this might be his wife.

SOLITUDE
MUJER AL LADO DEL BATIS
Diwata
NUDE IN A MANNERIST STYLE
Portrait of a Lady
Roundel Relief Portrait Bust of Dr. Jose Rizal
Student Works in Italy, including Rome, Venice and Naples (Pompeii)

SOLITUDE 
Circa 1890–1900
Polychrome Concrete

ISABELO TAMPINCO Y LACANDIOLA (1850–1933)

For me this is a carving of a woman who is praying because this carving looks like something to be displayed in a church or somewhere holy.

MUJER AL LADO DEL BATIS
Circa 1910–1920
Polychrome Concrete

ISABELO TAMPINCO Y LACANDIOLA (1850–1933)

For me this is a lady taking a bath in a “batis” or a stream. It shows here that most of the water bodies in our country are still clean that they use it for their daily baths.

Diwata

Reinforced Concrete
ca. 1950s (2.9 x 1.2 m)
Gift from the heirs of Hermogenes S. Reyes and Teodora Tantoco Reyes

I think this sculpture is about our Philippine Mythology and that the sculptor describes the diwata and also to preserve the image of one of our myths.

NUDE IN A MANNERIST STYLE
Circa 1920–1930
Concrete

ISABELO TAMPINCO Y LACANDIOLA (1850–1933)

I think this was made for the appreciation of a woman’s body. The woman here is nude but wih a manner or style that is explicit but not offensive.

Portrait of a Lady (also known as Mi Novia or Portrait of Paz Pardo de Tavera)
Circa 1885
Oil on Panel

JUAN LUNA Y NOVICIO
(1857–1899)

Unlike the other painting, this looks like it is more loving or quite better than the other one that Juan Luna painted. This looks like his wife because by the looks of it, it is more like a vivid memory of Juan Luna of her wife who is just there by his side probably doing nothing but is effortlessly lovely.

Roundel Relief Portrait Bust of Dr. Jose Rizal
Circa 1910
Plaster of Paris

ISABELO TAMPINCO Y LACANDIOLA (1850–1933)

I think that this is another work of appreciation of Isabelo, appreciation for our national hero and for the things that he’s done for our country.

Student Works in Italy, including Rome, Venice and Naples (Pompeii)
Circa 1879–1884
Oil on Panel

JUAN LUNA Y NOVICIO
(1857–1899)

I think that these paintings are kept by Juan Luna s an appreciation and serve as a memory for him to remember all his students and the art that they have contributed.

Me at the National Museum :)
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