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Gazing Upon the Other: The Politics of Representing the Igorot in Philippine Modernism.

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Title:Gazing Upon the Other: The Politics of Representing the Igorot in Philippine Modernism.
Authors:Baicy, Caroline R. T.
Contributors:Art History (department)
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Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Philippine modernism and the artwork of Victorio Edades, Galo Ocampo, and
Carlos Francisco, known collectively as the Triumvirate of Philippine modernism, are
often discussed in terms of formal artistic aspects. The formalist analysis of modernist
paintings does not consider the contributions of American colonialism and collaborating
elites to the symbolic politics of Philippine painting during the 1920s and 1930s.
The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the polyvalent nature of the gaze in the
paintings of the Triumvirate of modern Philippine art in relation to the image of the
ethnic, Philippine “Other,” also known as the Igorot. Emphasised in this thesis are the
development and use of American colonial racial formations that allowed Philippine
cultural and political elites to deploy the discourse of “Othering” to refine, perform, and
perpetuate the presumed characteristics of civilisation associated with Hispanic-Catholic
Philippine culture.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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