Nota de aplicación
Refers to a contemporary fine art trend in the Philippines beginning from the postwar period. It is first used to refer to a group of artists associated with the Philippine Art Gallery (1951-1969) who began to call themselves Neo-Realists in 1949. Realism in this case refers to how these artists used their subjective, internal vision of reality to create works of art. Neo-Realism was formed as a reaction to the perceived academic and sentimental status of art in the previous generation. In a sense it was a seminally representational style that was more open to various degrees of abstraction opened up through increasing familiarity with western modern art movements. Although initially facing disapproval from the public and the established art world, the ideologies and styles of the Neo-Realists soon became accepted and affected the development of Filipino art in the following decades.