Artists From The Philippines Have An Artistic Style All Their Own by Sarah Freeland

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    Artists From The Philippines Have An Artistic Style All Their Own
    By Sarah Freeland

    The Filipino sculpture tradition began in the mid 19th century. Guillermo Tolentino was the artist that really brought this artistic movement to a peak. His sculpture the Bonifacio Monument not only illustrated culturally significant themes, but it also demonstrated that artists from the Philippines could hold their own in the art world against European classical artists.

    Today artists from the Philippines are still making waves in the art world. This area now produces sculptures in stone, wood, cement, plastics and mixed media. Art lovers who travel to the Philippines can find both traditional and contemporary pieces that will compliment just about any décor. If you love the look and feel of Filipino sculptures, but are unable to travel to the Philippines to pick out art pieces for your home or office, then you can browse through several online galleries that specialize in Filipino art.

    If you are interested in learning about Filipino sculpture then you may want to start your study by learning about the culture and history of the Philippines. By learning about the cultures and history of this geographical area you will better be able to understand the motivations behind sculpture themes. Learning about the native plant life and geology of the Philippines will also help you to appreciate the materials, textures and colors used in Filipino sculptures. Finally, learning the stories of the artists themselves will help you to understand and appreciate the shapes, contours and interpretations of Filipino sculptures. Without all of this background information you will not be able to understand the depth of each piece, nor will you be able to enjoy the emotional elements of each work of art.

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