ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Feb. 17 (PIA) -- Dedicated to preserve and promote local heritage, the Center for Kapampangan Studies (CKS) of Holy Angel Univeristy (HAU) is set to launch its Kapampangan Arts Museum next month.
The launching, according to CKS, will be featuring the sketches and memorabilia collection of Kapampangan National Artist for Visual Arts in 1982 Vicente “Enteng” Manansala y Silva of San Roque, Macabebe town.
Manansala was a Philippine cubist painter and illustrator and a native of Macabebe. He studied at the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts and received a six-month grant by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to study at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Banff and Montreal, Canada.
In 1950, he then received a nine-month scholarship to study at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris by the French government.
His works were described as masterpieces that brought cultures of the barrio and the city together. He also consistently worked in the figurative mode, with the exception of a few abstract works.
Among his masterpieces include Madonna of the Slums, Jeepneys, Kalabaw (Carabao), Murals “Stations of the Cross” in the Church of the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, Bangkusay Seascape, and Pila Pila sa Bigas (Left and Right).
The museum will be open to public and is located at the second floor of Don Juan Nepomuceno Main Building in HAU. (CLJD/JGB-PIA3)