Jose Rizal Relief Sculptures - Manila, Philippines
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N 14° 34.946 E 120° 58.610
51P E 282037 N 1613110
Quick Description: These monumental bronze sculptures are located on the stone wall at the entrance to the famed Rizal Martyrdom Tableau in Rizal Park, Manila, honoring the life of Dr. Jose Rizal, whose execution here fanned the flames of independence and revolution.
Location: Philippines
Date Posted: 3/23/2011 11:31:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMB1NM
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Long Description:

Information on these specific sculptures has been difficult to obtain. The tableau of life-size figures which is the center piece of this site were the creation of renowned Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo. The palque on the wall also refers to Ildefonso Paez Santos, who is the acknowledges as the father of landscape architecture in the Philippines, as a collaborator. Undoubtedly Santos contributed to the overall concept and design for this setting, but the bronze sculptures themselves seem to be the work of Castillo. Santos pioneered the use of sculpture in landscaping, from parks to modern malls.

There are conflicting dates given, as well, for the establishment of the site. The plaque gives a date of 1989, and the Chronology of Castrillo's Work gives a date of 1991 for its establishment, first being conceptualized in 1988.


ANG PAGPAPAKABAYANI
NI DR. JOSE P. RIZAL

THE MARTYDOM OF
DR. JOSE P. RIZAL



















ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY OF PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ARTISTS

THE MARTYRDOM OF DR. JOSE RIZAL

Located on the northwestern part of Rizal Park where National Hero
Dr. Jose Rizal was executed, the memorial is a dramatic focal point –
a collaboration with sculptor Eduardo Castrillo – featuring a silent tableau of
the historic event designed to achieve a dramatic impact on the present
generation of Filipinos. It was completed in 1989.

ILDEFONSO PAEZ SANTOS
National Artist for Architecture

Born in Malabon, Rizal in 1929. Ildefonso P. Santos holds two bachelor’s
degrees in Architecture – from the University of Santo Tomas in 1954 and from
the University of Southern California in 1956. In 1986, he headed the graduate
program on tropical landscape architecture at the University of the Philippines,
and later established the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects
(PALA) in 1964. He is the first landscape architect in the Philippines.

Philippine Association
of Landscape Architects


Cultural Center of the Philippines

Architectural Archives Philippines


POOK NA PNAGBARILAN KAY RIZAL

SI JOSE RIZAL Y MERCADO, MANGGAGA
MOT NA PILIPINO, PROPAGANDISTA, MANUNU-
LAT, AT MAKABAYAN, AY BINARIL SA BANAL
NA POOK NA ITO NOONG GANAP NA IKA-
7:03 NANG UMAGA NG DISYEMBRE 30,
1896 NG ISKWAD NA BINUBUO NG WALONG
PILIPONONG MAMAMARIL BUHAT SA IKA-
70 REMIMYENTO, ANG MAGALIANES NG

KABILANG SA MADLANG NAKASAKSI SA
PAGBARIL KAY RIZAL SINA TINYENTE LUIS
TAVIEL DE ANDRADE, ANG KANYANG MANA-
NANGGOL SA PAGLILTIS SA BINTANG NA
PAGTATAKSIL SA ESPANYA, AT ANG DALA-
WANT PARING HESWITA, SINA P. JOSE
VILLACLARA AT P. ESTANISLAO MARCH NA
SUMAM KAY RIZAL SA KANYANG HULING
PAGLAKAD BAGO SIYA BINARIL.

ANG KANYANG KAMATAYAN BILANG
MARTIR ANG NAGPALAGABLAB SA APOY
NG HIMAGSIKANG PILIPINO NOONG 1896 AT
NAGBIGAY SIGLA SA MGA PILIPINO SA
KANILANG WALANG TAKOT AT DAKILANG
PAKIKIPAGLABAN PARA SA KALAYAAN.
RIZAL’S EXECUTION SITE

JOSE RIZAL Y MERCADO. FILIPINO
PHYSICIAN, PROPAGANDIST, WRITER, AND
PATRIOT WAS EXECUTED WITHIN THESE
HALLOWED GROUNDS AT EXACTLY 7:03
IN THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 30, 1896
BY AN EIGHT-MAN SQUAD OF FILIPINO
RIFLEMEN FROM THE 7O TH INFANTRY
REGIMENT. THE ‘MAGALLANES’ OF THE
SPANISH COLONIAL ARMY.

THOSE WHO WITNESSED RIZAL’S
PUBLIC EXECUTION INCLUDED LT. LUIS
TAVIEL DE ANDRADE, HIS LEGAL DEFENDER
DURING HIS TRIAL FOR ALLEGED TREASON
AGAINST SPAIN, AND THE TWO JESUIT
PRIESTS, FR. JOSE VILLACLARA, S.J. AND
FR. ESTANISLAO MARCH, S.J. WHO ACCOM-
PANIED RIZAL DURING HIS FINAL WALK
BEFORE HIS EXECUTION.

RIZAL’S MARTYRDOM FANNED THE
FLAMES OF THE FILIPINO REVOLUTION OF
1896 AND INSPIRED THE FILIPINOS IN THEIR
RESOLUTE AND EPIC FIGHT FOR FREEDOM.

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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1989

Where is this sculpture?:
Rizal Park
Manila, Philippines


Sculptors Name: Eduardo Castrillo

Website for sculpture?: Not listed

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