This is one interesting painting in one of the ancestral houses we went into during our trip.
The tour guide, Dexter, had an interesting interpretation for the painting.
Girl in Red: Spain
Girl in Blue: Philippines
Spain directing the way for the Philippines. The Philippines, wanting to leave, as expressed by her right hand, directed towards the opposite side, but can’t because of Spain’s right hand around the waist of the Philippines.
The color motif also represents the Philippine flag but with the red side on top, signifying war.
Kinda makes you think. hmm.