Gadgets

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Gadgets, also known as Gadgets I,[1]  is a painting in oil on canvas by National Artist for Visual Arts Cesar Legaspi. Created in 1947, it has as a dimension of 101.6 x 70 centimeters. It belongs to the Lucila Salazar Collection.[2]

Legaspi also created a second painting in 1949 named Gadgets II. It also became known as another of his iconic works.[3]

Visuals

This painting in oil on canvas depicts dehumanization of human beings. In this artwork, the painter makes the human beings look more like gadgets than people. The life of the deprived factory worker or laborer who deserves proper compensation and treatment for the producing country's wealth can also be viewed here.[2]

Awards

It won the first prize in the second annual exhibition of the Art Association of the Philippines in 1949.[2]

Reference

  1. Order of National Artists: Cesar Legaspi. National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Accessed on 11 May 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
  3. Cañares-Yamsuan, Cathy. Why Cesar Legaspi painted Imelda with three feet. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2017. Accessed on 11 May 2021.

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