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Untitled (Triptych)






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Geographical Setting

Metro Manila



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Oil on wood


128.50 x 234.00 x cm

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To know more about this artwork, watch its feature from CCP's Cultural Cache Online video series: Cultural Cache Online: Episode 5 "Untitled (Triptych)" by Cesar Legaspi with Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez


Untitled (Triptych) is a painting made up of three panels, separate oil paintings on wood hung contiguously as a singular work. “Triptych” is dated 1969, the year which saw the official opening of the CCP. “Triptych” is one of Legaspi’s more monochromatic paintings. Despite the employing of a bright yellow palette, it is arguably, among pieces in the CCP Collection that might be said to easily blend into the woodwork.

Interview transcripts from Alfredo Roces working on his book on Legaspi recall how he was specifically asked to do work for a specific site in CCP’s Little Theater Lobby where it hung until the building’s temporary closure. Legaspi knew precisely about the spatial context of the work and we can fairly surmise that this played into what the painting would become; a visual anchor in a space that serves as both receiving room and intermezzo area for those coming to the CCP for a play, dance, or film. “Triptych” thus exerts a presence within a space for preparation, sensitizing oneself to encounter rhythm and movement in sites of flux, just as it also oversees a space for taking pauses, between intermissions and between succeeding performances and screenings.


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