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CONTEMPORARY PHILIPPINE ARTS FROM THE REGIONS Fernando Amorsolo (Fernando Cueto

Amorsolo) The Philippines First National


WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY ART? Artist in Painting (1972)
“Art made and produced by artists living today.” - J. “Grand Old Man of Philippine Art”
Paul Getty Museum Victorio Edades
It is not restricted to individual experience but it is “Father of Modern Art in the Philippines”
reflective of the world we live in. National Artist for Painting
Events in the world having an effect to the  Sculpture
Philippines. Guillermo Tolentino (Guillermo Estrella
Artwork that is created by today’s contemporary Tolentino)
artists and has a world view, and is sensitive to “Father of Philippine Arts”
changing times.
ELEMENTS/PRINCIPLES OF CONTEMPORARY ART
 APPROPRIATION
 Existing artworks are appropriated to produce
another artwork.
 Usage of prints, images, and icons to produce
another art form.
 Combines past from the present.
 Revives interests to existing forms of art.
 PERFORMANCE
 Performance evolved to “emphasize
spontaneous elements of chance”. (Walker Art
Center)
 Interpreting various human activities such as
ordinary activities such as chores, routines and
rituals, to socially relevant themes such as
poverty, commercialism and war.
 SPACE
 Arts transforming space. For example, flash
mobs, art installations in malls and parks.
 Site specific art forms – art form that is
performed and positioned in a specific space
such as public places.
 HYBRIDITY
 Usage of unconventional materials, mixing of
unlikely materials to produce an artwork.
 For example, coffee for painting; miniature
sculptures using crayons.
 TECHNOLOGY
 Usage of technology in the creation and
dissemination of art works.
 Video phenomenon from MTV to Youtube.
Recording performances, video posting, sharing,
live streaming.

American Colonial Period (1898-1940) to the Post-War


Republic (1946-1969)
 Plays
Tanikalang Ginto (Golden Chain) Juan Abad
(1902)
Hindi Ako Patay (I am not dead) Juan
Matapang Cruz (1903)
Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas (Yesterday,
Today and Tomorrow) Aurelio Tolentino
1903
A Modern Filipina – Lino Castillejo & Jesusa
Aurallo 1915 (First Filipino play written in
English)
 Architecture
Burnham Park (Baguio City)
Architect William Parsons
Urban Planner Daniel Burnham
Post Office and the Legislative Building (now
the National Art Gallery)
Tomas Mapua, Juan Arellano, Andres Luna
de San Pedro & Antonio Toledo
 Paintings
Fabian dela Rosa (Don Fabian Cueto de la
Rosa) “master of genre”