Monday, December 13, 2010

Carlos "Botong" Francisco

was born Angono Rizal 1914 –d. 1969. (Historical murals) National Artist in painting. One of the original thirteen moderns. Studied at UP school of Fine Arts, 1930-35, one sem short of graduation, before the war, did illustrations for tribune and la vanguardia. After WW II, Taught at UST, simultaneously working in cinema with Manuel Conde as Scriptwriter and costume designer. Francisco belonged to the first generation modernists who, with Victorio Edades and Galo Ocampo, constituted the pioneering triumvirate that attempted to change the direction of the Phil art into new and fresh idioms of visual expression and away from that of the traditional Amorsolo School. Was considered the country’s foremost muralist, his first important mural, for the 1953 Intl Fair held in Manila, (Five Hundred Years of Phil Historty.) Major masterpiece is the mural for the Bulwagang Katipunan of Mla City Hall. Also did the murals of St Dominic for Sto Domingo Church, 1954, and the Stations of the cross for FEU, 1956. Worked with Victorio Edades and Galo Ocampo on the murals for Capitol and State Theaters, and those in the homeso f Pres Manuel Quezon, Ernest Rufino, and Vicente Rufino, and of the golden gate expo. Proclaimed National Artist in painting, 1973 [CCP Vol IV-AG]***Awards include 1stm 2nd , and 3rd prizes at the 1944 Botica Boie-Kalibapi painting contest. Grand prize at the historic first natl art exhibit of the AAP held at the natl museum, 1948. Recd the republic cultural Heritage award, 1964. [20th CENT 1st Ed-MD]***his ability as a muyralist can be seen in his matchless sweep and superb handling of colors, and faithful attention to detail. The religious murals which decorate the dome of the sto domingo church in QC are among his masterpieces. Samples of his works can be seen at the winter garden of the Mla hotel, the PGHm and the jai-alai. [Mobilways Vol 1 no 3 jan 1956]***the themes of the country’s foremost mural painter revolved around the communal man rooted in the soil, and the folk traditions of his ancestors. He institutionalized not only Christian lowlanders, but also the muslims and the cultural minorities. Because he did few easel works. These are highly prized. One of these, (Valley,) done in 1948, cancels the usual representational distinctions between foreground and background; the landscape with a muslim house, the figures and the mountain, exist on the same plane. [FC-Countryside banling vol VIII no 2 feb 1982]
Harana
Print
11.5" x 13"
ND
HAC Code: 79308
Fishermen
Print
9.74" x 10"
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HAC Code: 78015
Dalagang Bukid
Print
11" x 9.75"
ND
HAC Code: 78928
Arnis
Print
10" x 10"
ND
HAC Code: 78923
Fishing Village
Print
10" x 10"
ND
HAC Code: 78926
Banda Pilipino
Print
10" x 10"
ND
HAC Code: 78925
Tumana
Print
12" x 11"
ND
HAC Code: 78927
Fiesta
Print
12.5" x 10"
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HAC Code: 78924
Barrio Singer
Print
11" x 10"
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HAC Code: 75232

1 comments:

Garry Formanes said...

I have a carlos botong francisco,jesus christ face 1969,I wanted to sell
where can I go to sell it?

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