Monday, December 11, 2017

Juan Luna Masterpieces Showcased at the National Gallery Singapore

Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017 

Juan Luna’s portrait of Jose Rizal

Consul General Dimagiba (2nd from right) and his wife, Dr. Ana Ancheta, together with Consul Musor (leftmost) pose with former Secretary of Finance Lito Camacho infront of Juan Luna’s “Death of Cleopatra” which won the silver medal at the 1881 National Exposition of Fine Arts in Madrid

Consul Musor and Historian/Columnist Prof. Ambeth Ocampo pose in front of Juan Luna’s Anonymous Heroes. This painting showcases the influence of the realism movement on Luna and marks a dramatic shift in his artistic style

16 November 2017 – The National Gallery Singapore launched on 15 November 2017 the “Century of Light” showcase that features 19th century art. Part of this showcase is an exhibition entitled “Between Worlds” that features Juan Luna as one of two Southeast Asian artists.

Senior Minister of State Maliki Osman was the guest of honor during the launch that was also attended by columnist and historian, Professor Ambeth Ocampo (who also served as consultant of the project), National Museum of the Philippines Director Jeremy Barns, former Secretary of Finance Jose Isidro Camacho, and representatives of the Ateneo Art Gallery.

Consul General Victorio Mario M. Dimagiba, Jr., and his wife Dr. Ana Ancheta, Consul Gonaranao B. Musor, and Cultural Officer Sheila B. Bengtlars represented the Embassy.

The showcase will run from 16 November 2017 to 11 March 2018.

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