THE IMPORTANCE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAT YOU CAN PERCEIVE – Fabián de la Rosa: Introducing the decorated form of painting.

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Spanish Franciscan missionaries founded the town as early as 1580. Paco was known as Dilao (Tagalog word for the color yellow), because of the Amaryllis plants that here were once plentiful. During time, Paco was incorporated as one of the eleven municipal districts of the new city of Manila. A Sikh Temple is located on United Nations Avenue. There is a ten-minute walk away is a Hindu temple at Looban Street. Sleeping in a particular place? Coco’s Garden Guestroom Among its notable people a painter that had introduced the decorated form of painting

He was the leading master of genre in the first quarter of the XX century. It is believed that he was able to paint about 1,000 works. He was trained to sketch portraits and landscapes when he was ten years old. He was born in Paco (Manila) into a May day, 1869, becoming a master of painting genre in Philippine art.  Born to a family of artists, FABIAN DE LA ROSA was exposed to art at an early age. He lived most of his life in the Philippines, visiting Europe when he was 39. Visiting Manila, at the Malacañan Palace Collection waiting for you his “Planting Rice” (109.2 x 190.6 cm, oil on canvas, 1921).

He was particularly noted for being an outstanding painter of women’s portraits. In 1881, he received formal artistic education, when he enrolled at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios. When his father died, FABIAN DE LA ROSA drop out of the school, in order to help feed his family. At the age of 24, he entered the Escuela Superior de Pintura Escultura y Grabado, and in 1898, he won a contest for a scholarship in Madrid (but the Philippine Revolution stopped his Spanish dream). In the Manila UP Vargas Museum Collection, you can admire his 1938 oil on canvas Riverview of Sta. Ana.

In 1908, with a scholarship opportunity given by a cigar factory, FABIAN DE LA ROSA traveled to Europe, where attended the Académie Julian in Paris.Turning back homeland, he became instructor at the School of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, becaming the director of the school during ten years.  In 1928, together with his wife, he had went back to Europe, where he held an exhibit of his works at the Ateneo de Madrid. He died in a December day, 1938 in his home in Quiapo (Manila). Ib Manila, his undated Marikina Valley (oil on canvas), it is hosted in the UP Vargas Museum Collection

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