Napoleon Abueva, Father of modern Filipino sculpture, the National Artist of the Philippines – and the youngest artist to receive the honor – is credited with leading the way for the nation’s sculptors, and serves as a living legend of the Filipino art world.
Why Napoleon Abueva is the Father of Modern Philippine sculpture?
Napoleon Isabelo Veloso Abueva was a Filipino artist widely regarded as the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture”. Abueva helped shape the art of sculpture in the country, ushering in a new mode and era in Philippine sculpture and visual arts in general.
Who are the Filipino sculptures?
The 10 Most Famous Filipino Artists and their Masterworks
- Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972)
- José Joya (1931-1995)
- Pacita Abad (1946-2004)
- Ang Kiukok (1935-2005)
- Benedicto Cabrera (1942-present)
- Kidlat Tahimik (1942-present)
- Eduardo Masferré (1909-1995)
- Agnes Arellano (1949-present)
What is the famous art of Napoleon Abueva?
Some of his major works include Kaganapan (1953), Kiss of Judas (1955),Thirty Pieces of Silver, The Transfiguration (1979), Eternal Garden Memorial Park, UP Gateway (1967), Nine Muses (1994), UP Faculty Center, Sunburst (1994)-Peninsula Manila Hotel, the bronze figure of Teodoro M.