Jose Rizal

JOSE Rizal was known for the many hats he wore—novelist, poet, doctor, insurgent, polyglot. Wherever he went, Rizal found new occupations, ones that later found their way sculpted unto his monuments. A man who rubbed elbows with personages who would be lauded as masters of Philippine art, it is no surprise, therefore, that Rizal himself had his own brush with the arts.

Ambeth Ocampo dials his way back into the consciousness of the Philippines’ national hero, from his sculptures created during his schooldays to illustrations and sketches reflecting the Philippines under Spanish rule.

Join Ocampo for “Jose Rizal: The Hero as Artist” at Areté,

Ateneo de Manila University on December 1, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Registration fee is P200 for adults and P150 for students, teachers, seniors and PWDs.
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