An art exhibition called called The World Through the Eyes of Martino Abellana is an amazing tribute to a Filipino icon.
The exhibition includes a painting competition, lectures and works by other artists of his era.
Often known as Noy Tinong, Martino Abellana was born in January 1914 in CarCar, Cebu. In 1930 he earned a degree in art at the University of the Philippines in Manila. As a student, he was taught by such eminent artists as Guillermo Tolentino Ramon Peralta, Vincent Rivera y Mir, Ireneo Miranda and the brothers Fernando and Pablo Amorsolo.
More than 100 pieces are on display from 1937 to 1988, the year of his death. Almost all of his art was oil on canvas, including his final, unfinished, work.
Not only did those who loved him come out to see him on opening night, even a painting of a women that Noy did in 1980 stood looking at herself when she was just 52-years-old, now at 86 her portrait is a living memory of a great artist and one that every should come to see.
The exhibition at SHS-B Batch 1985 Foundation is run in conjunction with SM City Cebu and runs until February 28.