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The Arts Society Croydon Area: Jesuits, the Salon and Uncle Sam: Art of the Philippines

From 10am at All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead CR2 9AB.
Come as a Visitor for £5 then sign up for full membership.

The Philippines has a rich and well-established fine art tradition, introduced in the 18th century by resident Spanish Jesuits to provide religious imagery for the devout and propaganda for the not-so-devout.

In the 19th century, Filipino artists such as Juan Luna (1857 - 1899) and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo (1855 - 1913) working with the Western tradition achieved success in the Salons of Europe, a direct result of access to formal art education at the new art schools of the Philippines.

The turn of the century saw American colonisation and led to a hybrid modernisation in the artistic culture of the 20th century. Today that culture has resulted in some of the most exciting contemporary art in Southeastern Asia.
This lecture will include a discussion of some of the leading figures in the Philippines art world with whom the speaker has worked directly as a curator.

REMINDER: Always check with the event organiser for any last minute changes. More info.

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