Without clicking a single brain cell, my automatic response was the “Café Scene”. This was when I was asked which among the Emilio Aguilar Cruz (EAC) paintings featured in the newly launched Dimasalang Artists Collection was my favorite. The Dimasalang exhibit is a newly launched exhibition of gorgeous paintings by 6 artists at the National Museum of the Philippines.
In fact, before this painting made it inside the museum of all museums of the Philippines, a lot of people actually owns a mini-copy of it tucked inside their wallet. This is because a couple of years ago this painting was chosen by Mastercard to be one of their credit cards’ cool designs. Here’s a link when I wrote about this: A Painting In My Wallet.
To even prove my point that I indeed is a fan of this painting, the cover of my 2011 journal which I brought on my second trip to Australia was the photo of this magnificent painting.
Maybe the reason why I love this painting is because it captured the feeling of people who loves to celebrate food with friends and family. I guess, it can basically represent my being a social person.
Sosyal kasi ako. Kaya layk ko ‘yan. (saying this in pa-sosyal tone)