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Famous Juan Luna Paintings

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List of famous Juan Luna paintings, listed alphabetically 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 Guernica to Mona Lisa.

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    España y Filipinas

    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....  more
    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • 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....  more
    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Subject: Gladiator
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • Las Damas Romanas
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    Las Damas Romanas, also known as The Roman Maidens, The Roman Women, or The Roman Ladies, is an oil on canvas painting by Juan Luna, one of the most important Filipino painters of the Spanish period in the Philippines. It was painted by Luna when he was a student of the school of painting in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain in 1877. Alejo Valera, a Spanish painting teacher, took Luna as an apprentice and brought him to Rome where Luna created Las Damas Romanas in 1882. Luna spent six years in Rome from 1878 to 1884....  more
    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Death of Cleopatra

    The Death of Cleopatra
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    The Death of Cleopatra, also known simply as Cleopatra, is an 1881 painting made by the Filipino painter Juan Luna. The famous painting was a silver medalist or second prize winner during the 1881 National Exposition of Fine Arts in Madrid. The 1881 Madrid painting contest was Luna's first art exposition. Because of the exposure, Luna received a pension scholarship at the Ayuntamiento de Manila. After the painting competition, Luna sold it for 5,000 Spanish pesetas, the highest price for a painting at the time. As Luna's "graduation work", The Death of Cleopatra was acquired by the Spanish government for one thousand duros....  more
    • Artist: Juan Luna
    • Subject: Cleopatra
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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