The Mabini Art Movement
A neglected movement in the study of Philippine art history, Mabini art is given serious study and importance in this exhibition at the CCP curated by Pearl E. Tan. She elucidates the aesthetic development, production, and consumption of this commercial genre. Constituting three generations of painters, the Mabini art movement traces its origin to the ‘Amorsolo School’, a style of painting associated with the realism of Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972), in contrast with the modernism espoused by Victorio Edades (1895-1985).
Included in the catalog are short biographies and pictures of painters associated with the movement.
Cover image: Zablan, ‘Street Scene’, undated
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 9 inches / 36 pages / Color