Juan Luna - updates

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Juan Luna's boceto of the Spoliarium surfaces. But is it real?

Sep 02, 2018 - 4:30 PM

What are the arguments for its authenticity?

Presentation of the Boceto of Juan Luna's Spoliarium at the Salcedo Auctions on August 30, 2018 in Makati City

The week in photos: May 26-June 1, 2018

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Bangladeshi volunteer prepares Iftar food for Muslim devotees before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at a shrine in Dhaka on May 27, 2018.Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

BFP declares ‘fire out’ at Plaza Cervantes, Binondo

May 29, 2018 - 12:11 AM

The fire, affecting 4 buildings – including the Land Management Bureau, where it started – lasts for 22 hours

INSIDE THE LMB. The fire, which broke past midnight of May 28, 2018, on the 7th floor of the Land Management Bureau, is put out after 22 hours. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Fire in 4 Binondo buildings ‘suspicious,’ says Manila arson chief

May 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Chief Senior Inspector Reden Alumno, arson chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection Manila, says the fire occurred past midnight after a weekend – the hours when arsonists usually operate

Inside LMB. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Fire hits Land Management Bureau, National Archives in Manila

May 28, 2018 - 12:05 PM

(5th UPDATE) Two other structures at Plaza Cervantes in Binondo, Manila – the 150 Plaza Cervantes building and the Moraga Mansion – are also hit by fire

FIRE AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Firefighters try to extinguish a fire engulfing a building in Binondo, Manila on May 28. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rare letter details Juan Luna’s life in prison

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Read the artist's letter in full here

JUAN LUNA. The painter pens a letter from a Parisian prison. Photo of letter courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

Pioneers of Southeast Asian Art in Europe

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Works by Southeast Asian artists Juan Luna and Raden Saleh are on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore

SOUTHEAST ASIAN ARTISTS. Raden Saleh and Juan Luna are on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore. Photo by Tedrick Yau/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Mana sa ninuno

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Rare Juan Luna painting fetches record P46.72M at PH auction

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Salcedo Auctions says the owner of ¿A Do Va la Nave? initially did not know that he possessed a masterpiece His sister even thought of discarding the painting to use its gilt frame for a mirror

#PugadBaboy: Provenance punchline 2

Jul 25, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Brooklyn-based Pinoy transports PH culture through art

Sep 02, 2013 - 4:00 PM

For this Filipino artist in Brooklyn It s More Creative in the Philippines

SALAMAT, RIZAL. A bad experience with the police and a discovery of an antique copy of Jose Rizal's 'Noli Me Tangere' sparked a flame in Anthony Castro that never stopped burning. All images courtesy of Anthony Castro

#TapatAko: Heroes and the choices they made

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:00 AM

In celebration of National Heroes Day Rappler has put together 9 of our national heroes How familiar are you with their acts of martyrdom and integrity?

The Juan Luna Shrine: Badoc’s hidden gem

Jun 13, 2013 - 3:03 PM

The recreation of Juan Luna s home in Ilocos Norte reveals not just the artist but also the simple man behind the person we know as a patriot

LA BULAQUENA. Literally meaning "the woman from Bulacan," this portrait of a woman wearing a Maria Clara gown is one of the few paintings of Juan Luna that depict Filipino culture. Photo used with permission from Lili Ramirez (marilil.wordpress.com)

Luna's Parisian now on display at National Museum

Oct 29, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Juan Luna s Parisian Life painting can now be viewed at the National Museum after being displayed for about a decade at the headquarters of pension fund GSIS