Modern art in the Philippines has evolved into a
wide variety of expressions and mediums
turning the country into situation of creative
The competition between abstract art and
representational art is fast disappearing. To
many young artists, art is not so much of a craft
to be mastered but is something to be done
what no one has done before.
The modern Filipino artist has more
freedom to explore on his own. The
most interesting works of our
contemporary artist shows his love
for country and evolving culture.
Art in the Philippines has become
international in mode and scope. After
endless borrowings, the Filipino develops
his own form and discovers his best way
of expressing his art.
Filipino art is universal in outlook but
distinctly Filipino in his painting and will
always throb with the Filipino spirit.
and Their Works
National Artist, visual arts, 2003. Is a
foremost Filipino abstract painter.
He said “Its useless to try to make out
familiar objects in my paintings”
National artist. Visual arts.1981.
Invested in each human figure with inner
fortitude, making each one a stoic figure of
National Artist in painting.1973.
Adjudged the foremost muralist, contributed
towards developing a Filipino imagery drawing
inspirations from the customs and traditions of
National Artist in sculpture.1976.
The most outstanding Filipino sculptor
today. He produced towering abstracts
in metal, steel and wood.
Highly original approach to figurative
National artist. Visual arts,1991
Aimed to de-emphasize a life like
representation with the natural world.
He was interested in how
shapes,values,textures and lines interact with
one another in space rather that capturing a
realistic semblance of nature.
A follower of Cubism and Dadaism
which serves as his guiding
A subject gives him a basic pattern that
allows him to see the effect of different
color combinations – How essentially the
same scene could bring out the same
mood, an ever changing feeling.
3.Style: objective or non objective
5.Message it conveys to the viewer
6.Movement it belongs