Skip to content

October 27, 2002, the GSIS Purchased Juan Luna’s “Parisian Life” Painting at an Auction in Hong Kong

Interior d’un Café (Parisian Life), an oil in canvas impressionist painting, by Juan Luna Y Novicio (1857-1899) was exhibited in 1904 at the St Louis Exposition (World’s Fair) and was acquired by the GSIS on October 27, 2002 at Christie’s in Hong Kong at the price of $870000 (around P45.4 to P46 million). Luna completed the painting in Paris before he returned to his home country to join the Philippines’ Propaganda Movement.

Luna made this 53×75-centimeter oil painting sometime in 1892, which depicts an unidentified Parisian lady and Filipino heroes Dr. Jose Rizal, Juan Luna and Dr. Ariston Bautista.

It is possibly the last major work of Luna considering that he traveled more often than painting during the latter years of his life, finishing only a handful of Philippines landscapes.

For opinions on the interpretation of the painting, read The Parisian Life @

Read also Museums And Galleries Month 2020


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Pastorbluejeans Unplugged

Friend of A Jewish Carpenter

Rum and Robots

We Survived and Arrived - Now as Warriors We Thrive

Lift Up Your Eyes!

Jesus Is Coming Back!


All about the Philippines - its history, its culture, and its people

My Soul In A Piece Of Paper

Diary Of A Born Again Black Woman

Seeking Solace in the horizon of life & beyond




Welcome to blogs and essays about health and lifestyle & to my sci fi, serial, i



Living with God #LiveLove

Understanding Christianity

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: