Juan Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta was a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists.
How did Juan Luna become a hero?
After his release fron prison, he studied military tactics. During the Phil-Am war, Aguinaldo made Luna a general. Because of his bravery, Luna was named director of War on September 26, 1898. He became famous for bravery, unusual style of fighting, and strict discipline.
What is the message of Spoliarium by Juan Luna?
In Rizal’s words, Spoliarium was a symbol of “our social, moral, and political life: humanity unredeemed, reason and aspiration in open fight with prejudice, fanaticism, and injustice.”
What are the contribution of Rizal in the Philippines?
Rizal was a polymath, skilled in both science and the arts. He painted, sketched, and made sculptures and woodcarving. He was a prolific poet, essayist, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli Me Tángere and its sequel, El filibusterismo.
Do you consider Juan Luna Spolarium as a Philippine contemporary art?
The Spoliarium, which was painted by Juan Luna, is considered one of the most internationally renowned pieces of modern Filipino art. … Luna submitted his painting to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884 which received a gold medal.