• Today in History: 20th Death Anniversary of Jose T. Joya

      May 11 is the 20th death anniversary of Jose T. Joya, National Artist for Visual Arts.

      "Jose T. Joya is a painter and multimedia artist who distinguished himself by creating an authentic Filipino abstract idiom that transcended foreign influences. Most of Joya’s paintings of harmonious colors were inspired by Philippine landscapes, such as green rice paddies and golden fields of harvest," writes the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. "His use of rice paper in collages placed value on transparency, a common characteristic of folk art. The curvilinear forms of his paintings often recall the colorful and multilayered 'kiping' of the Pahiyas festival. His important mandala series was also drawn from Asian aesthetic forms and concepts."

      Read Jose T. Joya's profile:

      Learn more about the Order of National Artists:

      via The Malacañan Palace
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      1. IneedAhotel's Avatar
        IneedAhotel -
        proud to be a UPian graduate. his works are amazing.

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