Sulyap, Yugto, Dalipay: Mementos of Philippine Everyday
About the Event
Sulyap, Yugto, Dalipay: Mementos of Philippine Everyday is the latest exhibit on view at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The exhibit looks into the quaint details of traditional everyday Filipino life that are becoming distant memories to the older generations, and perhaps entirely unfamiliar and novel to the youth in modernized Manila.
Beyond being nostalgic about old neighborhood scenes, household work and implements, recreational activities and toys, and even old language and terminologies, the exhibit aims to be a gentle reminder of the traditional values worth maintaining even in our currently, fast-paced, modern times.
The exhibit features paintings from the BSP Collection such as National Artist Botong Francisco's Harana, Diosdado Lorenzo's Batalan, Jorge Pineda's Panguingue and Sungkaan, Ireneo Miranda's Procession, Nestor Leynes' Duyan, Dominador Castañeda's Old House with Bougainvilla, Lino Severino Jr.'s Vanishing Scene, Onib Olmedo's Plantsadora and Norma Belleza's Manghihilot. Also in the exhibit are outstanding 19th century portraits by unknown artists, as well as works by Alejandro Celis, Victor Diores, Cesar Buenaventura, Santiago Baruel, Nestor de San Juan, L.A. Salgado and as well as several everyday items of the not-so-distant past.