Famous Juan Luna Paintings

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List of famous Juan Luna paintings, voted on my art fans, with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, Juan Luna has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular Juan Luna paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that Juan Luna created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Juan Luna paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.

Artwork include everything from "España y Filipinas" to "La Batalla de Lepanto."

Juan Luna won the gold medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts. Along with being a painter, he was also a sculptor and a political activist. In 1892, he shot through a door killing his wife, María de la Paz Pardo de Tavera, and his mother-in-law. Luna's brother-in-law was also injured in the shooting. Luna was acquitted of the charges because it was deemed to be a crime of passion.

This list answers the questions, "What are the most famous Juan Luna paintings?" and "What are examples of Juan Luna paintings?"


  • España y Filipinas
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    España y Filipinas, meaning “Spain and the Philippines” in translation, is an 1886 oil on wood by Filipino painter, ilustrado, propagandist, and paladin, Juan Luna. It is an allegorical depiction of two women together, one a representation of Spain and the other of the Philippines. The painting, also known as España Guiando a Filipinas, is regarded as one of the “enduring pieces of legacy” that the Filipinos inherited from Luna. The painting is a centerpiece art at the Luna Hall of the Lopez Memorial Museum.
    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Art Form: Painting
  • 2
    26 VOTES

    La Burla

    La Burla is an 1882 oil painting by Juan Luna. It measures 20” by 12”.

    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Art Form: Painting
  • 3
    23 VOTES

    La Bulaqueña

    La Bulaqueña (The woman from Bulacan) is an 1895 painting by Juan Luna. It is on display at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila, Philippines.

    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Subject: A Bulacan woman
    • Art Form: Painting
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    39 VOTES
    Spoliarium
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    The Spoliarium is a painting by Filipino artist Juan Luna. The painting was submitted by Luna to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884 in Madrid, where it garnered the first gold medal. In 1886, it was sold to the Diputación Provincial de Barcelona for 20,000 pesetas. It currently hangs in the main gallery at the ground floor of the National Museum of the Philippines, and is the first work of art that greets visitors upon entry into the museum.
    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Subject: Gladiator
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism