Carlos "Botong" Francisco, FILIPINO STRUGGLES THROUGH HISTORY
Oil on canvas, 1964, (located at
Manila City Hall)
A National Cultural Treasure owned by the City of
There’s so much to discover and love about the chef d’oeuvres of Botong, the Poet of Angono, who shows us through the fine details in his works, his immense love of his craft and country.
“And to live we must go back to a bigger audience. For this it must have the power to communicate and not repel. That is why I love to paint big murals for like a composer, I can create a symphony from a history of our country or our own way of life." Letter of Botong to his daughter, Carmen, March 5, 1968.
The exhibit will run through March 31, 2013 at the
on the corner of Ayala Museum Makati Avenue and Dela Rosa Streets. http://ayalamuseum.org
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Images by Charie