The Lopez Memorial Museum presents Double Take, an ongoing exhibition of its permanent collection of paintings by 19th century painters Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and Juna Luna. The paintings are showcased in the context of the Spanish colonial period.
Paintings and studies of the two great artists are on display side by side with Hidalgo's La Barca de Aqueronte (oil on canvas 1887), Mi Amiga (1884), and Three Priests Pulling A Rope (1903). Juan Luna's works on display includes Puesta Del Sol (1893), El Borracho (1893), and Una Franchuta (1892).
Curatorial consultant Eileen Lagaspi-Ramirez describes it as:
"Impassioned battles are waged upon any number of crafted platforms - notions of blodd, glory, territory and ultimately, nation."
Museum visitors will discover the
congruences and disparate postures made present between referenced texts and images that Lopez Museum has come to be known for.Double Take will be on exhibit unitl the 10th of October. They are open everyday from 8am to 5pm except Sundays and Holidays.
Admission includes a gudied tour of the museum and use of the libarary. Admisiion cost is only P60 for elementary students with IDs, P80 for High School students, and P100 for adults.
Visit the Lopez Memorial Museum , it is located at the Ground Floor of Benpress Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (near the back of SM Megamall).
From the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), get off at the Shaw Boulevard statin, go to Edsa Central Mall and ride a jeepney marked "Ugong Pasig." Ask the driver to drop you off at Benpres Building and you're good.
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Hurry, Double Take is on exhibit in Lopez Museum until October 10, 2009.