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Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Happenings at Yuchengco Museum

 MARCH Happenings at Yuchengco Museum
On the Subject of Woman
Under a Different Light
In Focus: Norma Belleza's Market Scene
From Our Books & Gifts Corner: Tres Marias Porcelain Plate

On the Subject of Woman
3/F Bridgeway Foyer
Until April 20, 2011
Women have mesmerized and inspired people in the arts and letters for centuries. Visual artists, in particular, have viewed women, their roles, and the female form through varied styles. Whether realist or abstract, traditional or avant-garde, woman
as an object of attention and desire continues to be of the one most compelling subjects of art.

In celebration of Women’s Month, the museum presents
On the Subject of Woman. On view until April 20, the exhibit showcases a selection of women paintings from the museum’s permanent collection. Among the artists on display are Fernando Amorsolo, Angelito Antonio, Romulo Galicano, Cesar Legaspi, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, and H.R. Ocampo.

Under a Different Light
3/F Bridgeway Gallery
February 19 - April 20, 2011
"An exhibition that beckons"
— BusinessWorld
Sydney-based Filipino artist Edd Aragon—who has been creating editorial cartoons and caricatures for more than 20 years—has recently been experimenting with pigments that react to ultraviolet (UV) light.

In his latest Manila exhibit at Yuchengco Museum, Aragon presents Under a Different Light, featuring paintings of human figures that can only be seen under UV light. The exhibit runs until April 20.

In Focus: Norma Belleza's Market Scene
Market Scene
Norma Belleza (b. 1939)
Oil on canvas
91.5 x 121.9 cm

Norma Belleza’s colorful genre paintings focus on women vendors and peasants in various rural activities. Her figures, reminiscent of Gaguin’s robust Polynesian maidens, display physical strength. Flowers, fruits, fish, and fowl are used to
bring out the entire spectrum of color.

Market Scene, which is just a few of the works in the Yuchengco Museum permanent collection, is currently on display by the museum information desk. Notecards featuring this painting are available for P35 each at our Books & Gifts Corner.

From Our Books & Gifts Corner:
Tres Marias Porcelain Plate
25.5 x 30.5 cm

Adorn your home with this limited edition collectible plate by renowned artist Anita Magsaysay-Ho. Featuring her 1979 painting Tres Marias, the commemorative plate bears an image of three women with baskets and birds, evoking the joy of sisterhood at work. Each numbered plate comes in a special gift box and with a certificate of authenticity.

Plate stand not included. Visit our Books & Gifts Corner at the museum lobby or call us at 889-1234 for other collectible plates and gift items.

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