Paintings speak a universal language. The painter has this duty/burden/pleasure to express himself to his audience. For many years, Filipino artists have shown their remarkable skill through this medium. Our experiences as a people are reflected through their works and they serve as an inspiration for this generation to take it a notch higher.
The most notable painter who gained international recognition was Juan Luna. His work, the Spoliarium, won the gold medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts.
|The Spoliarium by Juan Luna y Novicio.|