Fernando AmorsoloIDYLLIC landscapes and smiling young maidens immediately come to mind when discussing Fernando Amorsolo, but little light has been shed on his works that depict historical figures and scenes.
From the burning of the idols during the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, the sewing of the Philippine flag and, most strikingly, scenes from the Second World War, Amorsolo was able to depict key historical moments in the country’s narrative in his characteristic style.
Join historian Ambeth Ocampo in “Fernando Amorsolo: The Artist as Historian” as he takes a closer look at the aforementioned works and the man behind them. The lecture will be held at the Ben Chan ArtSuite, Soledad V. Pangilinan Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo Art Gallery on November 24, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Registration is P200 for adults and P150 for students. Preregistration is required at bit.ly/AmorsoloFirst.
“Fernando Amorsolo: The Artist as Historian” is presented by the Lopez Museum and Library in partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery.