I have one rocking blog friend who posts awesome photography on her blog. She takes them all herself. Some of my most favorite photos in her blog includes the art murals she stumbles upon. I think they are amazing.
Growing up, I did not have a strong inclination to art but recently I’ve been into seeing art museums. I think I’m good at appreciating art of any kind. I’m no pro though and I do not know a lot. I just look at something and find what is good in it, indulge, and move on. 🙂
Day 08 — If I could afford it, the piece of famous artwork you would find in my home is…
I’m certain there are tons of priceless artworks out there but I choose Spolarium by Juan Luna to hang in my home (It is now displayed in the National Museum of the Philippines). It is huge and it will take up a lot of space and I do not have the slightest clue how to keep it clean (it is an oil painting but there are rumors real blood is used in the painting too) but I think it is brilliant. It is arguably the most famous Filipino painting out there. It is ancient, painted in 1884, and it won top awards in Spain at a time when the Philippines is still a Spaniard colony. I’m thinking that moment was like, “Bitch, please.” 😆
The painting is goth and gruesome and normally I’d prefer my art to be undead but I appreciate the Spolarium for its message of freedom, justice, and humanity. The Philippines may be a sovereign country now but I can tell you that there are still hands who drag many Filipinos down, similar to the state of the gladiators in Luna’s Spolarium. It is not a fun thing to note but it is true, and unless the morals of the Spolarium are upheld, I fear this country will never reach its potential even up until my dying day.
Photo taken from here.