Reminder: Sabado sa Museo at si Botong Francisco
- Sabado sa Museo at si Botong Francisco
Sabado sa Museo at si Botong Francisco
Organized by Museum Foundation of the Philippines
in celebration of the centenary of
National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos "Botong" Francisco
November 10, 2012 / Saturday / 2:00-4:30 pm
Cocktails will follow the talks
Museum Foundation Hall, 2nd Floor National Art Gallery, P. Burgos Street, Manila
Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila, and Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore. His talk is entitled "The Past is Modern in the Art of Carlos Francisco" which will focus on the logic and image of history in the murals of Carlos Francisco. In the evolution of Philippine art, Francisco has been unique in presenting different manifestations of history as a visual narrative. This is the story of a nation that Francisco casts in compelling form. He renders this on many levels, among them, culture, commerce, and medicine. This retelling of the past necessitates that his paintings be understood as a modern moment, conceived by an artist animated by self-consciousness, interpreting the past in relation to a search for identity in the present and reclaiming a valiant history for the country's future.
Carlos (Totong) G. Francisco studied fine arts and is the grandson of renowned muralist, Carlos (Botong) V. Francisco. During his childhood, Totong observed painters tackling local subjects in the manner of his grandfather and began his search for a personal style. He joined local artists' groups, participated in numerous exhibitions, and facilitated art workshops for children. Totong's current approach to painting relates to Automatism and Abstract Expressionism. He continues in the direction of non-objectivity with his latest paintings that head towards a collective combination of unexpected elements. He will use photographs from three family albums and share memories about his grandfather.
Admission Fee: Php 150 for MFPI Members, Seniors and Students; Php 200 for the General Public
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