Harana in Manila

1950s
Arturo R. Luz



The Harana in Manila shows seven geometrical figures playing musical instru-ments and serenading the audience amidst fireworks (Fiesta time). The semi-concave glass medium is made by one of the leading glass manufacturers in the United States, the Steuben.

Although glass etching is not as popular as oil-on-canvas, art in glass reached its peak in the creation of stained glasses for churches and mausoleums. Contemporary visual artists contemplated of duplicating European techniques by using their ingenuity in transforming an ordinary glass into a work of art.

Arturo Luz, one of the leading contempo-rary painters, created an experimental art and captured in glass one of the highlights of Philippine tradition, the harana (serenade).


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