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Espana y Filipinas by randomsketchez Espana y Filipinas by randomsketchez
Mexico: :iconwthplz: Feli, you're 'fan-girling' again...
Philippines: :iconyeahrightplz: Kuya, that's not even a word.

This is my comic strip for mother's day. Weird combination though(history and mother's day).

I painted over the original painting coz I'm not sure if its ok to just copy-paste it.

España y Filipinas, meaning “Spain and the Philippines” in translation, is an 1886 oil on wood by Filipino painter, ilustrado, propagandist, and paladin, Juan Luna. It is an allegorical depiction of two women together, one a representation of Spain and the other of the Philippines. The painting, also known as España Guiando a Filipinas ("Spain Leading the Philippines"), is regarded as one of the “enduring pieces of legacy” that the Filipinos inherited from Luna. The painting is a centerpiece art at the Luna Hall of the Lopez Memorial Museum.

The Spaniard woman or “Mother Spain” was drawn with “wide strong shoulders” while the Filipino woman was illustrated as “graceful” and brown-skinned. Both were wearing female dresses known as traje de mestizas or "dress of the mestiza". The dressing of the women in traje de mestizas shows the cultural character, class consciousness, and social transformations resulting from 19th century Hispanization. Both women have their backs to the viewer, heading towards a far-away horizon, while embarking on the steps of a staircase. Side by side in the painting, Spain was shown to be leading the Philippines along the path to progress and development. The taller and maternal white figure of a woman is Spain, a representation of the "benevolent image of colonialism", is pointing ahead and guiding the "humbly dressed" Filipina to the "right way". The painting appeared in the book entitled El legado de España a Filipinas or "the Spanish legacy in the Philippines" with the accompanying caption stating: España guiando a Filipinas por la senda del progreso, or “Spain leads the Philippines on their way to progress”. It is further described as a painting that once linked the colonized with its former colonists, a "bucolic allegory" of the master and the servant "walking hand in hand".

Any way here's the wikipedia link: [link]
Please, I strongly recommend that you take some time to check it out so you'll see the what the painting looks like(Is it just me or does 'Mother Spain' from the painting kinda looks like nyotalia Spain? Just saying...:iconimthinkingplz: )

Feli = Felipinas or Philippines
Kuya = Big Brother. Its' use is not limited to family. A kind of honorific for guys old enough to be your big bro.

Philippine OC belongs to :iconrandomsketchez:
Hetalia belongs to :iconhimaruyaplz:

PS: I hope I didn't butcher the Spanish language in my pathetic attempt to use it in my comic strips.
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ranemiura Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
This is just funny ^-^ I like this very much!
DarkSecretsStorys Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Artist
SPAIN u got Replace!
Cupcake08Animator Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwww Nyo-Spain!
DarkSora12 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaahaha Piri-tan is so cute =w=
AdeMozart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
So, how exactly filipinos view Spain, I was told about "a black legend"? I know Filipinas somehow admire Spain (and has a crush on USA). Back then they think in colonial period Spain was bad and now days they forbid Spain.  
randomsketchez Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I do think Philippines admired Spain back then. But the Philippines isnt exactly united, so there are also some who doesnt like Spain and want independence of their provinces(yes, not the country, just their territories). 

Filipinos are ok with Spain now. Filipinos are generally peace-loving people. Even immediately after independence from Spain, the Spaniards that were left behind were considered as friends, even though Philippines was sold to America. I dont know what black legend is, though I've heard of it. I dont recall it being taught in schools. However, colonial mentality is something that we blame on Spain, especially since we still have it till now. The present day Spanish-Philippines relationship is pretty good, though not as close or obvious as with America, Japan, or South Korea. 

Though Im not really a fan of USPH in a romantic sense, I think I can agree a little on Phili having a crush on America *cringe. But their relationship in the beginning is pretty bad. I daresay, they were as horrible as Japan. Things got better though, and they did vilify Spain to justify what they did to the remaining Spanish territories. I mean, if America is the hero, then who's going to play the part of the villain, right?
tsukasa013 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I can't tell how exactly, Some hate Spain for erasing pre-colonial Philippines' history and culture, Others said Spain is like a strict "father". Back then because of the corruption many Filipinos were dissatisfied, Spain's assigned leaders handled Philippines poorly many sought audience with the king and proper authorities in Spain because of racism all of it were shot down. Others revolted against Spain some fought for equality that Filipinos should be treated equal to Spain's citizens some fought for total freedom Philippines to be come it's own country.

in the 17-1800's many Filipinos admired Germany,Japan,USA and of course Cuba.

 I say USA being a former colony many Filipinos were aspired from USA's independence.
Japan being is the very symbol of success in the changing world of 1800's yet still preserving it's culture and traditions.
Germany home of innovations and back then 1800's Germany was the top dog in industry and inventions.
Cuba- of course if Spain is the father like figure in Phil's Latino family Cuba is the Big brother figure.
CountrySketches Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
You portray such adorable interactions with the characters, and then teach something. thank you :D
randomsketchez Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
aaw. thanxs for the comments! ^_^
CountrySketches Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
you're welcome. I've been reading some of your other comics and they are just as adorable.
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