Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art

Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art is a collaborative effort among University of the Philippines (UP), The UP Alumni Association and The Araneta Center, Inc. The exhibit shows Philippine history in a grand scale via 6 ft by 12 ft paintings done by Filipino artists with UP ties. The paintings are arranged chronologically, from pre-historic Philippines to the present time, to aid the guests in looking at them as pieces of an interesting puzzle.

Here are almost all of the paintings on display:

Gateway Gallery - home of the Sining Saysay exhibit since November 21, 2014

Gateway Gallery – home of the Sining Saysay exhibit since November 21, 2014

Pre-Historic Philippines I by Junyee. The images on the artwork are based on petroglyphs.

Pre-Historic Philippines I by Junyee. This piece welcomes the guests at the entrance of the gallery. The images on the artwork are based on petroglyphs.

Pre-Historic Philippines II by Benjie Cabangis

Pre-Historic Philippines II by Benjie Cabangis

Peopling the Philippines I by Simkin de Pio

Peopling of the Philippines I by Simkin de Pio

Peopling of the Philippines II by Gig de Pio

Peopling of the Philippines II by Gig de Pio

Pre-Hispanic Philippines by Randy Solon

Pre-Hispanic Philippines by Randy Solon

Muslims in the Philippines by Abdulmari Asia IMAO

Muslims in the Philippines by Abdulmari Asia Imao

The West Discovers the Philippines I by Bim Bacaltos

The West Discovers the Philippines I by Bim Bacaltos

The West Discovers the Philippines II by Ding Hidalgo

The West Discovers the Philippines II by Ding Hidalgo

Galleon Trade by Jonah Salvosa

Galleon Trade by Jonah Salvosa

Chinese in the Philippines by Janice Young

Chinese in the Philippines by Janice Young

Filipino Responses to Spanish Colonization by Vincent de Pio

Filipino Responses to Spanish Colonization by Vincent de Pio

Breaking Colonial Ties I by Romy Manaquil

Breaking Colonial Ties I by Romy Mananquil

Breaking Colonial Ties II by Aileen Lanuza

Breaking Colonial Ties II by Aileen Lanuza

Woman Empowerment in the Philippines by Grace Alfonso

Woman Empowerment in the Philippines by Grace Alfonso

Filipinos Experiencing Invasion From an Image by BenCab

Filipinos Experiencing Invasion From an Image by BenCab

Quezon/Osmeña Administration by Romy Carlos and Norman Dreo

Quezon/Osmeña Administration by Romy Carlos and Norman Dreo

Occupied Philippines by Julius Samson

Occupied Philippines by Julius Samson

Post-War Philippines by Ben Infante

Post-War Philippines by Ben Infante

Quirino Presidency by Romy Carlos and Michael Velasco

Quirino Presidency by Romy Carlos and Michael Velasco

Martial Law in the Philippines by Adi Baen-Santos

Martial Law in the Philippines by Adi Baen-Santos

Filipinos Unite to End Martial Law by Angel Cacnio

Filipinos Unite to End Martial Law by Angel Cacnio

Ramos/Estrada Administration by Michael Velasco

Ramos/Estrada Administration by Michael Velasco

Restoration of Democracy Continues by Grandier Bella

Restoration of Democracy Continues by Grandier Bella

Philippine Festivals by Romy Carlos

Philippine Festivals by Romy Carlos

Philippine Icons and Symbols by Denes Dasco

Philippine Icons and Symbols by Denes Dasco

Inside the Gateway Gallery

Inside the Gateway Gallery

Inside the Gateway Gallery

Inside the Gateway Gallery

Inside the Gateway Gallery

Inside the Gateway Gallery

Sining Saysay Book for Sale

Sining Saysay Book for Sale

Poster of Sining Saysay

Poster of Sining Saysay

Where: Location of Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art Exhibit is 5th Level, Gateway Tower, Araneta Center, Quezon City

When: Gateway Gallery is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

How Much: Admission is FREE!

How to get there: Take the LRT-2 to Cubao Station. The exit is adjacent to Gateway. Take the MRT-3 to Cubao Station. Go to the Bridgeway that connects Farmer’s Plaza to Gateway Mall.




2 thoughts on “Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art

  1. So amazing! Recalling and visualizing the important events in the Philippine History in one sitting… Feeling excited on seeing these masterpieces by person…

    Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you, Pats. Gateway is just one train ride away. 🙂 The paintings are more beautiful up close. These photos (taken with my phone) do not do them justice, in terms of beauty (vividness of colors) and size.

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