National Museum caters a spot of the history of the Philippines, and given a chance to visit it is a humble experience. I’m not a fan of arts because I think it is a bit intimidating. But it’s still a cool activity for me, which is one of my dreams that is already crossed out of my to-do list. I honestly thought it would be a long boring stroll. But the place is quite striking, because of it’s simple elegance. The facade looks old but worthy. It reminds me of the tea cup my late grandparents owned which was always used but embraces the family’s history.
The first art work that would welcome you is this gorgeous Untitled (Diwata) statue by Guillermo E. Tolentino.
And we were in awe when we saw the famous Spoliarium of the renowned paintor Juan Luna. The painting is huge, measuring four meters in height and seven meters in width.
We were still in the main gallery but we can’t seem to remove our sights with this huge and stunning works.
The museum has respective rooms or Gallery number to enclose the art work concepts. I didn’t get the chance to photograph all the galleries (my apologies) because of the time.
This is the Retablo (Side Altar) in Bohol ca. 18th century. We all know that the Philippines is conquered by the Spaniards hence the considerable Spanish influence.
This are some of the shots.
One of the reason an art work captures my attention is the frame. The intricate detail adds character to the painting. I randomly ( probably
weird) told my sister if I were to pick something from this place, one of it would be the dainty frames.
This is one of my favorite 🙂 It’s a simple portrait but given the frame made it more elegant and classic.
The whole place is dimly lit so it showed the tranquility of the rooms. It has a huge space so people could clearly appreciate all the artworks for themselves. Plus, it was not creepy at all, I swear, my impression of a museum is all horror but the place looks peaceful but not on a weird way 😉 I’m obviously talking as first time museum guest.
Some of the impressive carvings of the exhibits archive.
I’m not sure if I’d be in awe or sad with this particular room. The place has a peculiar vibe but still amazing. It showed how the places I knew was once destroyed by the war and how drastic the past were. But as I’ve said I’m also amazed because you can really feel how the people felt with each artwork so I guess the artists gave justice to it.
Even their doors are picture perfect, I can’t help taking a selfie 😉
This are some of our snippets 😀
And of course, an obligatory outfit shot 😉
PANTS // MANGO
SANDALS // PARISIAN
TOP // JELLYBEAN
BAG // ENZO DESIGN
ACCESSORIES // CELINE