A portrait of Filomena Asuncion by Justiniano Asuncion

An artwork exhibition in Makati celebrates the legacy of a remarkable artistic clan of the 19th Century.

Works by the Asuncion brothers — Justiniano, Leoncio, and Mariano — might be on show on the Ayala Museum till subsequent January.

The brothers have been simply three of 12 siblings, all of whom have been gifted artists. Indeed, to today their descendants proceed to be distinguished artists and designers.

Entitled Art and Family: The Asuncion Legacy, the exhibition might be on show on the museum’s third flooring galleries and can embody work, sculptures, miniatures, medallions, portraits and watercolour illustrations.

The works — that are uncommon survivors of many years of fires, floods, earthquakes and wars — have been gathered from personal and public collections around the globe.

The artistic clan was based with the wedding of Mariano Asumpcion and Maria dela Paz Molo de San Agustin within the late 18th Century.

All of their 12 youngsters confirmed expertise for the humanities, a legacy that continues with their descendants, who organised the exhibition.

The featured artists of the Asuncion clan are:

Mariano Asuncion (1802-1888). The eldest of the brothers who loved the patronage of the church. His topics have been principally concerning the miracles of saints, the Passion of Christ and the Virgin Mary. His works are sometimes in comparison with Italian painters of the 13th-15th Centuries.

Leoncio Asuncion (1813-1888). Considered because the Father of Modern Religious Sculpture within the Philippines. He is finest remembered for his santos made of ivory and wooden.

Justiniano Asuncion (1816-1896). Also referred to as ‘Kapitan Ting’ after serving as a cabeza de barangay is finest recognized for his portraits. As effectively as studying from his household, he additionally acquired coaching from portraitist Damian Domingo, who established an artwork college in Tondo in 1821.

Talks and different actions associated to the artists might be scheduled all through the exhibition’s run.

For extra particulars, go to the museum web site at ayalamuseum.org or examine on the household’s Facebook web page.

Source: philippineslifestyle

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