Academia: Art Schooling of Filipino Artists in the 19th century
with Mr Jose Maria A. Cariño
September 13, 2008, Saturday, 2-4 pm
Fee: Php50.00 for students, Php100.00 for Museum Foundation members,
Php150.00 for non-Museum Foundation members
Contact Person: Ms Fanny San Pedro/Ms Jane Pagkalinawan/ Ms Elvie Magpayo
Contact Details: 6312417/4042685/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid was established in 1744 by a royal decree of Felipe V. The king was encouraged to do so by painter Antonio Meléndrez who cited the examples of Rome, Flanders, Florence and Paris, and by the work of Italian sculptor Domenico Oliviero who established a sculpture workshop in the Palacio Real Nuevo. Now a museum and gallery, the Academia's directors have included Francisco Goya and its students Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The said academy is significant in Philippine art history as some of the Filipino masters have received training there. Among them are Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo. Prior to receiving training in Spain, these artists were schooled in the Philippines, and they also went to Rome after Spain. To discuss the three (3) Academias established in the Philippines as well as Academia in Spain and in Rome where 19th century Filipino artists went, the kind of training in the Academia and the Filipino artists who received training there, the Lopez Memorial Museum and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc invited Mr. Jose Maria Cariño to give a talk on September 13, 2-4 pm at the Lopez Memorial Museum.
Mr. Cariño has written a book on Philippine art in Spain, Jose Honorato Lozano and on paintings on shells, among others. He is career diplomat whose latest assignment is as Director, Office of United Nations and other International Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs in 2005. The Stories on Philippine Art lecture series aims to create more awareness of various personalities, art forms and practices in the country. For more information and for reservations, call 6312417 or 4042685 or email admin@lopez- museum.org. The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
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