Young Madonna and Child / Rommel Tingzon

Rommel, Tingzon (2021) Young Madonna and Child / Rommel Tingzon. In: Design Decoded 2021 : Art Exhibition. Faculty of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kedah Branch. ISBN 9789672948131 (Submitted)


This painting entitled “Young Madonna and Child” is a contemporary interpretation based on the current situation of society in our country, the Philippines. Filipino teenage pregnancy is the most important problem of women today in the Philippines. The young mother and child is portrayed in the classical style with lighting coming from the right. The painting has a dark, textured background. A young Filipino woman in a blue shirt carrying a naked baby on her shoulder represents a young mother having a baby at an early age. The innocent look of a young mother in the painting shows the quandaries she faces as a young mother. The absolute love and bond between mother and child implies a clear and significant message to the viewer. She is not looking at the child but rather looks to her future and the reality of the cultural conditions and the poverty that is the Philippines. The boundless love of the mother to her child in the darkness or brightness of their life is shown in the background color. The seriousness and expression of emotions can also be seen.


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Rommel, Tingzon
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting > Special subjects
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > Technique and materials
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Keywords: Contemporary interpretation, Philippines, social weather stations, women
Date: 2021
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