VARGAS ON AIR

The UP Vargas Museum, led by its Work-From-Home interns, presents Vargas on Air, a podcast series which features art works from the Vargas Collection. The podcast interprets the art works part of the Vargas Museum permanent art collection donated by distinguished UP alumnus Jorge B. Vargas.

Episode 1: Simon Flores's Primeras Letras (Learning to Read)

UP Vargas Museum's podcast, Vargas on Air, launches its pilot episode with an essay on Simon Flores's oil painting titled "Primeras Letras (Learning to Read)," written by Pristine de Leon with a reflection by work-from-home intern Sean Carballo on Flores's work in the context of interior spaces, specifically inhabited by women, then and now. De Leon writes on Flores's painting, which is part of the Vargas Museum permanent art collection, on view in the museum's 2/F Main Gallery.

Episode 2: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo's Marina (Seascape)

UP Vargas Museum's podcast, Vargas on Air, uploads its second episode with an essay on Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo's oil painting titled "Marina (Seascape)," written by Ryan Reyes with a reflection by work-from-home intern Stefani Ursua on Hidalgo's work in the context of the Philippines and the Filipinos in the 19th century. Reyes writes on Hidalgo's painting, which is part of the Vargas Museum permanent art collection, on view in the museum's 2/F Main Gallery. The text is part of the museum's latest publication, The Vargas Collection: Art and Filipiniana.

Episode 3: Juan Luna's Picnic in Normandy

UP Vargas Museum's podcast, Vargas on Air, uploads its third episode with an essay on Juan Luna's oil painting titled "Picnic in Normandy," written by Pristine de Leon with a reflection by work-from-home intern Catherine Campos on Luna's work in relation to time and isolation that we experience today. De Leon writes on Luna's painting, which is a part of the museum's 2/F Main Gallery. The text is part of the museum's latest publication, The Vargas Collection: Art and Filipiniana.

Episode 4: Cesar Legaspi's Frugal Meal

UP Vargas Museum's podcast, Vargas on Air, uploads its fourth episode with an essay on Cesar Legaspi's oil painting titled "Frugal Meal," written by Ryan Reyes with a reflection by work-from-home intern Sean Carballo on Legaspi's work in the context of the current conditions of Filipinos. WFH intern Catherine Campos lends her voice for this week's episode. Reyes writes on Legaspi’s painting, which is part of the Vargas Museum permanent art collection, on view in the museum’s 2/F Main Gallery. The text is part of the museum’s latest publication, The Vargas Collection: Art and Filipiniana.

Episode 5: Graciano Nepomuceno's Allegory of Temptation

UP Vargas Museum’s podcast, Vargas on Air, uploads its fifth episode with an essay on Graciano Nepomuceno's sculpture titled “Allegory of Temptation,” written by Pristine de Leon with a reflection by work-from-home intern Chesca Santiago on Nepomuceno’s work relative to allegories within an individual and in society.

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