Juan Luna’s “the parisian life” - one day, you will be “our” movie. yeah!
The Parisian Life, also known as Interior d’un Cafi (also spelled Interior d’Un Café, literally meaning “Inside a Café”), is an 1892 oil on canvas impressionist painting by Filipino painter and revolutionary activist Juan Luna
As a cultural and historical artwork, The Parisian Life does not solely embody the “intangible ideas of the Filipino national consciousness” but also Luna’s talent as an artist. The Parisian Life painting proves that Luna is an “indefatigable painter of women”. It also proves that Luna was an “enthusiastic observer of the fairer sex”, an artist who had a “keen eye” for the “elusive psychology” of women, and a painter with an “obviously sensitive insight into” women’s fragility, strength, happiness, and solemnity. The Parisian Life further proved that Luna was sensitive and skillful in capturing a fleeting moment of ordinary life that he could imbue with “personality and universal emotions”.