LOOK: Amorsolo statue, other landmarks at Loyola Memorial Park

/ 12:29 PM November 01, 2018


Unknown to some, the burial site of National Artist for Painting Fernando Amorsolo can be found inside the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, adorned by his life-size statue.


The statue of national artist Fernando Amorsolo stands behind his grave at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. photo / Gabriel Pabico Lalu

Amorsolo is considered one of the artists who inspired the spread of  the so-called Mabini Art — a style of painting that uses realism in depicting the lives of Filipinos and still-life paintings that are now being sold along Mabini Street (thus, the name Mabini Art) in Ermita, Manila, done by local artists.

The renowned realist painter, who was born in Manila, studied at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Fine Arts along with other masters such as his mentor Fabian dela Rosa and fellow-national artist Carlos “Botong Francisco.


Aside from the Amorsolo statue, other monuments that visitors fond to visit inside the Loyola Memorial Park include the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, which marks the cemetery’s columbarium.

The Last Supper of Jesus Christ monument sits atop the columbarium of the Loyola Memorial Park. photo / Gabriel Pabico Lalu

Loyola cemetery is also host to the resting place of fallen police officers, this is Marikina City Police’s tribute to their fallen colleagues, and the “Bulaklak ng Pakikiramay” guarded by uniformed security officers. /jpv

Visitors at the Loyola Memorial Park walk past the Marikina City Polices’ Roll of Honor inside the Loyola Memorial Park. photo / Gabriel Pabico Lalu

Security personnel guard the “Bulaklak ng Pakikiramay” in front of the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. photo / Gabriel Pabico Lalu

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