Pagdidili-dili (painting)

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Pagdidili-dili (translation: Reverie) is a painting by Alfredo Liongoren. It measures 91.3 x 122 centimeters.[1]

This artwork by Liongoren won the first prize in the 1971 24th annual competition of the Art Association of the Philippines.[2] This painting now belongs to the Cultural Center of the Philippines Collection.


This painting is a fourfold abstract that conveys the universal presence of paradox— the conflict between positive and negative. Many people could not relate this composition to the annual 1971Art Association of the Philippines competition's theme, which was”400 years of the City of Manila”, thus it became a big issue.[1]

Its victory was defended by the judges as the artist's spiritual interpretation of imagined life in Manila when its land territories were not yet discovered by Spanish navigators.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
  2. Kalaw-Ledesma, Purita; Amadis Maria Guerrero. The Struggle for Philippine Art. Philippines: Vera-Reyes, 1874.



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