Sunday, March 3, 2013

Angono, Rizal : Nemiranda Art House - A Family's Art Showcase

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Angono, Rizal takes pride of having several museum destinations where one can also dine and marvel at the artistry in the form of sculptures, paintings and the likes. It seems its a place where the people were more into art and creativity.

From the write-ups that I recently read, the Nemiranda Arthouse and museum, as also somehow implied by its name, was designed and constructed by Nemiranda (Nemisio Miranda) himself. He used local materials such as bamboo, sawali and old recycled wood coming from the old church and convent of Angono.

Join me into a photo tour of the Nemiranda Art House as we discover the very colorful and intricate forms of what the imagination had brought us in creating such masterpieces.

Borrowing from what was already written about the Nemiranda Arthouse, the materials used in the arthouse could have been the oldest in Angono. The Arthouse is surrounded by mythical relief murals, and three dimensional mythological characters such as The Mermaid of Angono, "Amihan", Habagat" and Mariang Makiling", Bernardo Carpio", "Mutya ng Pasig", "Malakas at Maganda", and "Ang Nuno". 


The whole edifice is also called the house of legends, an artistic creation by the artist himself. The gallery is a showcase of Nemiranda and his five children namely; Katrina, Zarah, Paul Greco, Don Nemesio III, and Chesca attached to the gallery is also the residence of the Nemiranda family which has become part of tourist interests because of its turn of the century wood design, component, showcasing, some of the early works of Nemiranda in the sixties and seventies.”


Nemiranda is a child of the lakeshore town Angono. His works reflect the mystic charm of his home town. From pastoral and cultural scenes to activities of lake workers, he draws the human form through pure imagination, an art discipline he introduced called Imaginative Figurism. Reminders of the local culture can be seen on walls from mythical creatures like the “sirena” (mermaid) to characters from Filipino folklore.


I did say you can eat at their place as well because they also serve exquisite dishes where some will even be a surprise for you - but that's another story worthy of another blog.

I leave you now with the very creative toilet signage I've seen. Of course after having our lunch, this is the next destination for relief.

See you again on my next adventure in sight, sound and taste.

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