Before there were photos, life and portraits were recorded down by paintings and illustrations and the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period was no different. Here are a few paintings and illustrations of scenes and portraits of Pilipin@s during this time period.
I. “Mestizos de Manila, Yslas Filipinas” (Mestizos from Manila, Philippine Islands). 1792. Pen and ink and colored goache on paper. 22.5 cm. x 18.5 cm. Museo de America (Madrid) Collection
II. “La India Viuda” (The Native Widow). Between 1820-1840. Watercolor on paper. 32 cm. X 23.5 cm. Private Collection.
III. “Casa de baños en Manila” (Bath houses in Manila). 1792. 24 cm x 35.5 cm. Pen and ink and sepia gouache on paper. Museo Naval (Madrid) Collection.
IV. "Un India Pescadora de Manila" (A Fish Vendor of Manila). Between 1827-1832. Colored gouache on rice paper. Approximately 20.5 cm. x 30.5 cm. Dr. Eleuterio Pascual Collection.
V. “Un Indio Labrador” (A Native Laborer). [Between 1827-1832]. Colored gouache on rice paper. Approximately 20.5 cm. x 30.5 cm. Dr. Eleuterio Pascual Collection.
VI. Untitled (Man with his Prized Cock). 1840s. Watercolor on wove paper. Approximately 30 cm. x 18 cm. Private Collection.
VII. Untitled (Mestiza with Embroidered Pañuelo and Parasol). 1840s. Watercolor on wove paper. Approximately 30 cm. x 18 cm. Private Collection.
VIII. “Vista de la entrada de la Calzada de San Sebastian hasta la Yglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen” (View of the entrance from San Sebastian Street to the Our Lady of Carmen Church). 1867. Watercolor on paper. Approximately 36 cm. x 49 cm. Private Collection.
men like gods; an AU playlist for the pirate travelling to Neverland for eternal youth and adventures and is instead driven mad by the demon boy who lives there. [listen]
i. furious angels - rob dougan // ii. hearing damage - thom yorke // iii. concrete walls - fever ray // iv. running up that hill - placebo // v. falling down - oasis // vi. untitled 1 - keane // vii. going under - evanescence // viii. female robbery - the neighbourhood // ix. monster - imagine dragons // x. howl - florence + the machine // xi. fresh blood - eels // xii. gotham’s reckoning - hans zimmer // xiii. counting bodies like sheep - a perfect circle // xiv. breather - emarosa // xv. me and the devil - soap&skin // xvi. men like gods - gazelle twin
i. feel safe / all we are ii. goddess / banks iii. warm water (snakehips remix) / banks iv. youth / ben khan v. on my own (feat. denai moore) / fantastic mr. fox vi. untitled / fka twigs & inc. vii. this song is not about a girl / flume & chet faker viii. not going home / great good fine ok ix. us / hounded x. don’t tell me / just friends xi. red / kidépo xii. to lose / oceaán