Filipina Artist in the Fine Arts: Disrupted Genealogies, Emerging Identities

Flaudette May V. Datuin


This paper represents my initial attempt to plot the artistic lineage of Filipina artists from the 19th century to the present. My account pays particular attention to the following turning points: the advent of modern art brought about by colonizers; the entry of women into the colonial art school; the pre- and post-years; the emergence of an organized feminist movement in the arts in the 70s to the 80s; and the continuing present. Throughout these events, women put forward new images of identity, thus presenting other modes of seeing and telling history.

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