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Museum day

Museum day

A young man is lost in thoughts while looking Saturday at the Spoliarium, done in oil on canvas (4.22   m ×   7.675   m) by Juan Luna of Badoc, Ilocos Norte. The painting, done in 1884, has bloody carcasses of slave gladiators being dragged away from the arena where they had entertained their Roman oppressors with their lives... stripped to satisfy the lewd contempt of their Roman persecutors with their honor....” This is among highlights of the 11th anniversary of the National Museum which coincides with International Museum Day, with officials saying more than a million have visited the museum since it opened to the public on May 18 last year. 

Topics: International Museum Day , Spoliarium , Juan Luna , National Museum of the Philippines
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