Mural paintings in Philippine towns are often created as part of local competitions designed to encourage urban beautification and/or awareness raising. I've noticed that often there is a theme to a group of paintings; popular ones being environmental protection, family values, education, and ethical development.
Stretches of fence wall are donated by municipal governments or private companies to organizers who entice art students to participate with cash prizes. The quality of these murals span the spectrum from wonderful to what is that!?
This Monday's mural is in the Visayas, one of the three principal geographical divisions of the Philippines, the other two being Luzon to the north and Mindanao to the south. On this map, the Visayas is in blue.
Walking around in the cities of Cebu and Dumaguete last week I spotted a good number of wall paintings and I photographed some to share with you on Mondays when a handful of bloggers play along. So this series is called Visayas.
I thought this mural in Cebu was one of the better ones I saw, with a strong feel of traditional Filipino subject and painting. Lots to look at [better enlarged].