Essay and Critique on Social Realism Artwork: An Encounter on the Road to Fantasy by Emmanuel Garibay

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Introduction

When it comes to the Social Realism art movement in the Philippines, many of Emmanuel “Manny” Garibay’s works are worth mentioning for the complex issues that they present; however, for this essay and critique, I will be focusing on his 1993 oil on canvas work, An Encounter on the Road to Fantasy which I think, is one of his best works in terms of capturing the reality of poverty in the Philippines.

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Essay on La Barca de Aqueronte as a significant presence at Philippine National Museum

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Introduction

Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo’s La Barca de Aqueronte(The Boat of Charon) remains an important and valuable part of the Philippine National Museum’s permanent collections, not only because it is one of the first paintings that showcased the Filipino’s artistic prowess internationally, but also because the themes that Hidalgo explored in the painting transcends changing time periods and still remains relevant and powerful up to this day. Continue reading “Essay on La Barca de Aqueronte as a significant presence at Philippine National Museum”