November 04, 2009

Pinoy mural in France

I JUST read today that Filipino artist Manuel Baldemor has finally completed his mural for the Basilica of St. Therese (of the Child Jesus) in Lisieux, France w/c was done in collaboration w/ French mosaic artists. He told us about this commissioned work when we met him sometime last Feb., while the girls and I were having coffee. (I had initially thought it was for the convent.)

The artwork was unveiled last Oct. 18 according to the Phil. Star. It depicts the People Power revolution of 1986 with the Virgin Mary in the center of the artwork, a burst of sunrays at the back of her head figuring prominently like the sun in the Philippine flag, while St. Therese is in the right corner admiring the crowds at the virgin's feet. Congratulations Mang Manny!

(Mang Manny with French mosaic artist Sylvie Henot. Photo from Phil. Star.)

Btw, I found an old writeup how the mural came to be. Read it here.

(The mural up close.)

Proudly Pinoy.

1 comment:

Roger Whiting said...

One of the more color-heavy mosaics I've seen. Thanks for sharing :)