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Tata Simon exhibit at Museo de La Salle

by Museo De La Salle

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 3 PM

In celebration of Museums and Galleries Month 2016, the Museo De La Salle in partneship with Malayang Sining, features TATA SIMON: Simon Saulog-The Master and His Legacy for this year's "Glimpses of Cavite."

The exhibit will run until December 10, 2016 at the Fe Sarmiento-Panlilio Room of Museo De La Salle.

The exhibition at the Museo De La Salle features six oil on canvas and various sketches done by Simon Saulog featuring his selected students, put together by Angelo Aguinaldo. It provides a glimpse on the vast works of Simon Saulog, and highlights the artist as TATA SIMON, a teacher-mentor in his hometown Imus, who adopted and influenced a group of hobbyists, which became the socio-civic club Malayang Sining.

Born in Malagasang, Imus on 1916, Simon Saulog, son of Juan Saulog, a horse trader, loved sketching horses. He enrolled at the University of the Philippines in 1931, and among his mentors were the conservatives Fernando Amorsolo, Fabian de la Rosa, and Candido Alcantara. He graduated in 1936, together with soon-to-be prominent Filipino artists like Angel Luna, Cesar Legaspi, Victor Loyola, and Ricarte Puruganan.

Saulog's most notable works featured mostly women which critics described as -- “unspoiled, fragile purity, ideal of the countryside” -- qualities which became hallmarks of his works. 

Museo De La Salle in the campus of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Cavite is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-330pm. For inquiries, call (02) 779 5180 local 3151 or (046) 4811940.