A Lego tribute to Fernando Amorsolo

Published May 13, 2022, 9:00 AM

by Manila Bulletin

CCP and PinoyLUG celebrate the first national artist of the Philippines

Left: Fernando C. Amorsolo, Dalagang Bukid, 91.5 x 76.2 cm, Oil on canvas, 1949, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Museum Collection
Right: PinoyLUG Team’s DALAGANG BUKID, After Fernando Amorsolo’s Dalagang Bukid, 158 x 121 cm, LEGO® bricks mosaic, 2022, PinoyLUG Collection

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with PinoyLUG, and with support from the Fernando C. Amorsolo Foundation, Inc., presents “Project AMORsolo,” an exhibition of Lego Bricks Mosaic artworks in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of Fernando C. Amorsolo as the first national artist of the Philippines in visual arts. The exhibition runs until May 29 at the CCP’s Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby).

The project, which commenced back in 2021, was set into motion under Code Name: AMOR with three teams of Lego enthusiasts each working separately on plates for three iconic paintings for Fernando C. Amorsolo. Using certified genuine Lego bricks, each team created artworks that bridge the past with the present, while bonding with co-builders to strengthen them as a team, just like Lego.

Left: Fernando C. Amorsolo, Dalagang Bukid, 91.5 x 76.2 cm, Oil on canvas, 1949, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Museum Collection
Right: PinoyLUG Team’s DALAGANG BUKID, After Fernando Amorsolo’s Dalagang Bukid, 158 x 121 cm, LEGO® bricks mosaic, 2022, PinoyLUG Collection

“Project AMORsolo” is a story of love and resilience in a family of Lego fans looking toward future generations who would create something new from the pieces of their past. It is a celebration of achievement through dedication, persistent sharing and building together, which are the guiding principles of PinoyLUG.

The exhibit may be viewed from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours are extended until 9 p.m. on nights with performances inside the CCP Main Theater. To ensure everyone’s safety, read and download the Level 1 health protocols for exhibit viewing at bit.ly/StaySafeAtCCP prior to your visit.

 
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