Conversations about: Antonio Malantic y Arzeo

“Matigas.”

“Stiff.”

“That’s the quality of a Malantic…”

“Ang pangit naman nila…  Mayaman nga, pangit naman.”  [ “They’re so ugly…  They may be rich, but they’re ugly.” ] is the consistent comment of the ordinary Filipino about the celebrated portraits of the sisters Soledad and Inocencia Francia from Pagsanjan, Laguna, in the Leandro and Cecilia Locsin collection.  Of course, to affluent art aficionados it is an entirely different story, because to them, even the painfully plain features of the rich Francia sisters have been elevated to high artistry by the master brushstrokes of Antonio Malantic.

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8 Comments

  1. Luz Retamar said,

    November 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Hello, I need to contact Mr. Enrique Bustos re: Antonio Malantic. Thank you for your time.

  2. Luz Retamar said,

    October 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Desearía contactar con el señor Enrique Bustos, necesitaría orientación sobre una obra de Antonío Malantic

  3. Ramon Malantic said,

    October 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    To Mr. Enrique Bustos,
    How well did you know about the life Painter Antonio Malantic? I was told that he is my great great grandfather but from my relatives, very little information was known about him, probably the fact that he moved to the Visayas Islands in his younger years. I would appreciate if you can add more infoormation about him

  4. December 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

    i want to learn about painting
    like antonio malantic

  5. December 2, 2011 at 4:32 am

    i want to learn how to paint like antonio malantic..

  6. Enrique Bustos said,

    May 28, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Antonio Malantic Y Arzeo is a nephew of Ysidro Arzeo another great Filipino Artist

  7. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 16, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Soledad Francia married Higinio Benitez they are the Ancestors of the well know Benitez family their children are 1.Conrado founder of P.W.U. 2.Ceferino 3.Eulogio 4.Teofilo 5.Francisco

  8. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    A friend sold a painting attributed to Antonio Malantic. The buyer was BC. During the process of authentication, BC brought in a German expert to carbon date the painting. It was sold for less than the asking price because the painting did not have the signature of Antonio Malantic.


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