Freeway presents Juan Luna
If you are Filipino and you tell me that you have never heard of Juan Luna, I will have to ask you what rock you’ve been living under. His art works (painting, sculpting) and political activism (and that dark part about him killing his wife and mother-in-law) had been ingrained in our consciousness since we were little kids in elementary school. He also happens to be one of the first Philippine artists to ever gain recognition.
First, let’s look at the things that can be found in the Lopez Museum.
Above: “De Moluccis Insulis” by Maximilianus Transylvanus, 1524
Above: Murillo Velarde Map, 1744
Above: “Per Pacem et Libertatem” by F.R. Hidalgo, oil on canvas, 1903
And here are some of the clothes and accessories from Freeway’s tribute to the National Artist. You’ll find that Juan Luna’s masterpieces have been fused with them.
Above: These particular paintings are two of the pieces I wanted to see. A friend of mine posted them on Facebook when she did visit Lopez Museum some couple of months back.
Aaand here are the clothes I really like:
Lastly, there’s an ongoing exhibit at the Lopez Museum and Library, which will end on December 20, 2013. If you guys have the time, do check it out. I’m scheduling a visit myself. 🙂