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History The Life of Filipino Painter Juan Luna in Belle Epoque Paris


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"We know Juan Luna as the great painter who gave honor to the Philippines for his work 'Spoliarium' which won awards abroad. But it is unknown to many that he was once the subject of a major scandal in Paris, France. Find out the scandal involved and Juan Luna's life in Paris in this discovery and research by Howie Severino."

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In 1894 Luna moved back to the Philippines and traveled to Japan in 1896, returning during the Philippine Revolution of the Cry of Balintawak. On September 16, 1896, he and his brother Antonio Luna were arrested by Spanish authorities for being involved with the Katipunan rebel army.[13] Despite his imprisonment, Luna was still able to produce a work of art which he gave to a visiting priest. He was pardoned by the Spanish courts on May 27, 1897, and was released from prison and he traveled back to Spain in July.[14]: 394  He returned to Manila in November 1898.[14]: 394  In 1898, he was appointed by the executive board of the Philippine revolutionary government as a member of the Paris delegation which was working for the diplomatic recognition of the República Filipina (Philippine Republic). In 1899, upon the signing of the Treaty of Paris (1898),[15] Luna was named a member of the delegation to Washington, D.C. to press for the recognition of the Philippine government.

He traveled back to the Philippines in December 1899 upon hearing of the murder of his brother Antonio by the Kawit Battalion in Cabanatuan.

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We need more people like him to be recognized by the international. 

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I'm conflicted about that; he killed his wife and mother in-law.

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the f**k? no wonder I never heard of him 

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d**n, then he needs to be erased from history. 

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then why are you posting a killer? 

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Wrong section

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