Art Beyond Appearances: Caring for Amorsolo's Legacy
Focusing on the works of Fernando Amorsolo, the exhibit presents the integration of physics and electronics engineering to develop non-invasive tools and techniques in analyzing oil on canvas paintings.
04 Feb - 03 May 2009
UP Vargas Museum
The exhibition Art Beyond Appearances: Caring for Amorsolo's Legacy opens on 4 February, Tuesday at 6 pm, to culminate the two-year long collaboration between three units of the University of the Philippines Diliman – the Jorge B. Vargas Museum, the National Institute of Physics, and the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. It aims to promote an interdisciplinary approach to understand and care for our country's tangible cultural assets through the expertise of individuals from the arts and sciences.
Focusing on the works of Fernando Amorsolo, the first National Artist, and his contemporaries from the Vargas Museum collection, the exhibit presents the integration of physics and electronics engineering to develop non-invasive tools and techniques in analyzing oil on canvas paintings. It will feature visual and scientific analysis of artworks with interactive components to explain optical measurements and digital archiving of the painters' signature techniques such as color palette and surface texture. The project also looks into preventive conservation concepts and will be demonstrated with the installation of wireless temperature and relative humidity sensors throughout the gallery.
High Resolution images of the exhibition are available upon request. For more details, you may contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (direct line), 981-8500 local 4024, 928-1925 (telefax) or (0929) 8567909 (mobile). You can also send your inquiries via e-mail to [email protected].
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Php 20 entrance fee applies for UP students, alumni and faculty and Php 30 for non-UP visitors. Free day for UP viewers on Wednesdays.
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Telephone Numbers: (+632) 928-1927, (+632) 981-8500 locals 4021 to 24
Fax Number: (+632) 928-1925
Email addresses: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]