Carlos “Botong” Francisco's Ancestral House and Angono Street Murals




Muralist and National Artist for Visual Arts, Carlos “Botong” Francisco’s ancestral house is situated at Dona Aurora Street, Poblacion Itaas, Angono Rizal. His house serves as his museum where in his studio and belongings are well taken care of.





HOW TO GO:

From Ortigas Extension

1. Ride a jeepney going to Angono. Fare costs Php 20.00
2. Alight at M.L Quezon Avenue
3. Walk until you reach E. Dela Paz Street.
4. Continue to walk at Dela Paz Street and turn left to Dona Aurora Street.


Carlos “Botong” Francisco is known for reviving and practicing the art of mural for almost three decades. He is fond of using rural scenes and town folks as his subject. His famous work of art includes the Portrait of Purita, The Invasion of Limahong, Bayanihan, Fiesta and Sandugo.


Carlos "Botong" Francisco's second version of Bayanihan. 

Aside from being a muralist “Botong” is also a poet and a scriptwriter. He wrote scripts for Genghs Khan, Tatlong Labuyo and Puto na Kampilan.


Memoirs of National Artist Carlos Francisco.


Memories of Carlos Francisco along with prominent people during the Marcos regime.


His grandson Carlos “Totong” Francisco II manages the museum, like his grandfather, “Totong” also serve as one of Angono’s artist and pride.


Studio of Carlos Francisco.


Actual work desk of Botong Francisco.

Along Dona Aurora Street lies the murals dedicated to Angono’s pride and homegrown artists, Carlos “Botong” Francisco and Maestro Lucio San Pedro.


Concrete murals based on  the actual paintings of Carlos “Botong” Francisco about rural life were installed on almost all the houses at Dona Aurora Street. Along with the works of Francisco are the lyrics and notes of the famous “Sa Ugong ng Duyan”  of Maestro San Pedro.  Charlie Anorico, Gerry Batang and Ebong Pinpino were the hands behind the concrete murals in Angono.


Ceramic murals along Dona Aurora Street in Angono, Rizal.



Ceramic murals of Carlos "Botong" Francisco's work of art.



Murals along Angono, Rizal depicting activities of their folks.
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1 comment:

  1. Really interesting and beautiful work! Hopefully I can visit someday!

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