The basi revolt. The symposium synthesized thoughts on ilocano history and historiography.
On september 16 1807 the basi revolt also known as ambaristo revolt that was led by pedro mateo started in the present day town of piddig in ilocos norte.
Basi revolt painting location. The ilocos regional museum complex in vigan city has in fact a dedicated gallery to the basi revolt paintings. Ilocano basi farmers and civilians from all over ilocos took up arms against the spanish government in vigan. Patrick flores the panel was composed of dr.
It has a gallery dedicated to the basi revolt paintings at the old carcel. This series of fourteen oil paintings on canvas comprise the earliest known works to depict a historical event in the philippines in this case the basi revolt of 1807 where in protest of the spanish colonial ban imposed in 1768 on the private manufacture of basi the traditional ilocano wine derived from sugarcane a considerable number of ilocanos in the north of the province the entire ilocos was a unified province until 1818 finally felt compelled to take up arms. The old ilocos sur provincial jail which has been converted into a museum featuring the life of president elpidio quirino a son of vigan the basi revolt series of 14.
The basi revolt happened in 1807. Fourteen big oil paintings depicting the basi revolt in series are displayed at the vigan ayala museum located in the original residence of filipino martyr fr. This simple farmer born in vigan in 1797 was asked to produce paintings on the basi revolt that was waged by the ilocanos 14 years prior to the.
Villanueva made his mark in the history of ilocos and philippine art history when he created his 14 paintings that focused on the events that surrounded the 1807 basi revolt. A series of 14 paintings on the basi revolt by esteban pichay villanueva currently hangs at the ilocos sur national museum in vigan city. 16 1807 in the present day town of piddig ilocos norte.
The basi revolt also known as ambaristo revolt erupted on sept. This series of works represents the conflict between the spanish government in vigan and the ilocano basi farmers during the basi revolt which transpired on september 16 28 1807. Esteban villanueva s mark in ilocano history and the philippine art scene was indelibly made with his creation of the fourteen paintings of the basi revolt that is now housed in the father burgos museum.
The painter don esteban villanueva was an eyewitness of this historic event. The event is immortalized and commemorated in the basi revolt monument located along the highway of piddig. The strangulation of the four insurgent soldiers estrangulacion de los cuatro caudillos insurgentes is one of the fourteen works of art by esteban villanueva.
And the current production of art anchored on esteban pichay villanueva s depiction of the ambaristo revolt of 1807 popularly known as the basi revolt. Facilitated by art studies professor dr. While we were crestfallen to learn that the padre burgos museum was closed for renovations we got a more than consolatory fix of both history and art from the building next door.