2Modern Art in the Philippines It has evolved into wide variety of expressions and medium turning the country into a situation of creative upheavals.It is a search for a new.It is doing what no one has done before.
3Modern Art in the Philippines The modern Filipino has more freedom to explore on his own.The most interesting works of our contemporary artist show his love for country and evolving culture.His style is from cross-cultural exposures in the Eastern and Western world yet he has not forgotten his Filipino roots.
4Modern Art in the Philippines The forms maybe universal but the content is local.Many artist use color for their emotional rather than intellectual values.
5Some Philippine Artists Jose T. JoyaVicente ManansalaNapoleon AbuevaCarlos “Botong” FranciscoMauro Malang SantosHernando R. OcampoPrudencio L. Lamarrosa
6Jose T. Joya National Artist, Visual Arts, 2003 Foremost Filipino Abstract painterHe said “ Its useless to try to make out familiar objects in my paintings”.How he paints is, “I squeeze my paint tubes directly throw my paints is calculated gestures, swirl my loaded brushes, slash my paint paste with spatula and hurl it on my canvass in a wild attempt to depict the on-rushing tempo of the present jet-age modernity.
7Vicente Manansala National Artist, Visual Arts, 1981 Give Us This Day Our Daily BreadHe invested each human figure with inner fortitude, making each one a stoic figure of human dignity.
8Napoleon Abueva National Artist, Sculpture, 1976 Foremost modern sculptor todayHe produced towering abstract in metal , steel and wood.Allegorical HarpoonIts memorable, swivel piece pegged to its rifle-shaped horizontal torso, impresses with its elegant but enigmatic appearance.
9Carlos “Botong” Francisco National Artist, Sculpture, 1973Foremost Filipino MuralistHe contributed towards developing a Filipino imagery drawing inspiration from customs and traditions of the people.He used the people of Angono, where he lived, as models for his paintings of heroes and legends and characters of our myths.
10Mauro Malang SantosHe shows highly original approach to figurative paintings.A large plant stands in the midst of the urban landscape.
11Hernando R. Ocampo National Artist, Visual Arts, 1991 As a neorealist, he aimed to de-emphasize a life-like representation with the natural world.He was interested in how shapes, values, textures and lines interact with the one another in space rather than in capturing a realistic semblance of nature.
12Prudencio L. LamarrosaAmburayan Princess is an example of Lamarrosa’s intellectual approach to paintings.He is different from the artist of his generation because of his intellectual detachment amid all the-ill effects of technology on the world environment.
13Roberto Rodriguez Chabet Shanghai is only work that does not have a drop of paint on the surface.It is an assemblage.His guiding principles are traceable to cubism and dadaism.From cubism has come the emphasis on art as concept rather than skill.From Dadaism has come the delight in ready-made objects as part of the artistic activity.
14Ibarra de la Rosa Intramuros creates a symphony of colors. The subject gives him the basic pattern that allows him to see the effect of different color combinations-how essentially the same scene could bring out a different mood, an ever changing feeling.