Event dates: Thursday, 7th September 2006 09:00 AM to Sunday, 14th January 2007 17:00 PM

Location: UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Philippines Contact: maricel
 
Fabian De la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition
Culture

The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum opens the Fabian De la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition at the Kawilihan Gallery on 7 September 2006. This exhibition is a fitting and timely tribute to him, as well as in preparation for the UP College of Fine Arts and the University of the Philippines centenary celebrations in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Fabian De la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition
7 September 2006 – 14 January 2007
Kawilihan Gallery, 2/F
UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum

The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum opens the Fabian De la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition at the Kawilihan Gallery on 7 September 2006.

Fabian De la Rosa was the first Filipino Dean of the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts, from 1926 until his death in 1938. He is heir to the artistic traditions of Simon Flores, Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. He was also the first mentor of the first National Artist of the Philippines, Fernando Amorsolo, and his brother Pablo. A leading academic painter at the time of worldwide social ferment, and revolution and nationalism in the country, his works reflects much of our history. De la Rosa lived and practiced his art through the Spanish and American colonial regimes in the country, and among the last of the generation of artists influenced by Lorenzo Guerrero, Miguel Zaragoza, Flores, Luna and Hidalgo.

Despite his great contribution to Philippine art, little has been known about De la Rosa. This exhibition is a fitting and timely tribute to him, as well as in preparation for the UP College of Fine Arts and the University of the Philippines centenary celebrations in 2007 and 2008, respectively. It is also a means of introducing him to the younger generations of Filipinos.

Fabian De la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition includes his artworks loaned from both private and public collections in the country. Also, several pieces by Simon Flores, the Amorsolo brothers, and his contemporaries and colleagues from the UP SFA are part of the exhibition.

A volume of essays on and of De la Rosa and Philippine art will be launched on November 2006. The show runs until 14 January 2007. The exhibition is organized in association of the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation and the Filipiniana.Net, a division of the Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

For more details on the exhibition and its events, please contact us at 928-1927, or email us at vargasmuseum@gmail.com.

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