Ar last, after months of planning I actually joined Ivan Man-Dy's
"A FEU Good Men Tour" and see the artistically fabulous Far Eastern University (FEU). We explored all the corners of the campus and it scream ART DECO, from building architecture of geometric patterns, to staircases, doors, doorknobs, gates and windowpanes. Aside from that, this campus is a big gallery. It houses the works of the well known National Artist like the sculpture of Vincent Manansala (who is a painter by the way, not a sculptor), Murals of Carlos "Botong" Francisco and Antonio Dumlao. And even the gates and the doors are all crafted under the guidance of a National Artist, Pablo Antonio. Aside from our National Artist, the campus also houses the works of Italian sculptor Monti. Well, it was really a fabulous and artistic campus.
Who would have thought that in the busy, populated, traffic congested Manila there's a hidden gem in it? The fabulous FEU is the country's largest and best preserved ART-DECO complex. It also won an honourable mention at the prestigious 2005 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards!
I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.OLD MANILA WALKS
by Ivan Man-DY
National Artist Vicente Manansala's sculptures
"Empowering the Youth" mural