IA #4

National Museum 2017
Figurine of Victory — Isabelo Tampinco Y Lacandola

Figurine of Victory was created 1910. This piece of art was the first one we saw after being welcomed by the Spoliarium created by Juan Luna. I consider this art amusing. Because I was able to connect situation with it right now with academics like beating the deadlines or passing the exam I didn’t study for.

Child with Garlands Isabelo Tampinco Y Lacandola

Child with Garlands was created between 1910–1920. When I came across this, All I can think about is running. I am not fond with kids being the model for sculpture. Another thing, the way the Child’s head was bowed down gave it more the feeling of creepiness.

San Pablo el Ermitano, Dedicated to Fr. Pablo Pastells, S.J. — Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado Y Alonzo Realonda


Portrait of a Lady // Mi Novia // Portrait of Paz Pardo de Tavera // Juan Luna

The guard told us not to take picture with it because ‘baka mawalan kayo ng mga jowa!”

Portrait of Bust of Ricardo Carnicero, dedicated to its subject — Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado Y Alonzo Realonda

Seeing this art gave me the idea of Jose Rizal more meaning. I didn’t know that Rizal used to create such.

El Gobernador y el Obispo — Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo

This art is amazing. I relate in this art in many levels. From academics, Elderly who thinks Millennials should follow their footstep. Religious groups who think highly of themselves.

Santiago Matamoro — Unknown Artist

Me with responsibilities. This art caught my attention because of the details of it. From the horse to the two men against it. And it is made from wood.

The Black Nazarene of Quiapo — Ricarte M Purunganan

Last one for this Blog entry. Few weeks ago, people celebrated or even participated in the “prusiyon” of the Black Nazarene. It is remarkable to think that this kind of tradition has been going on for years. And still, at the year of 2017, many people still participate. I remember journalist asking why people still attend to this ceremony, most of them said that it has been their tradition and participating in such thing has done many things with their lives. Like some people stated that their loved ones survived illness or crisis in their lives. This art just simply states to me that Filipinos are very much well attached to its culture and beliefs especially when it comes to the religion.

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