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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Painting is a discovery. Every time you make a mark on canvas, all sorts of possibilities open up and all sorts of problems to which you have to find the solutions. When you take a brush to canvas, you never know exactly the result paint is going to make....
A life-size skeleton created entirely from uncut, found corals atop a massive, raw driftwood; skull profiles and open hands meticulously painted and fashioned on giant clams and mother of pearl shells—the new works of artist Gregory Halili may be seen, from an untrained perspective, as nothing more than a...
WHAT is lost in every transfer, each subsequent relocation? What is left in a vacated room that cannot be moved or brought forth? Could there be a specific, intangible aura that is locked within the spatial boundaries, the precise configuration of walls, windows and doors? Or can a place...
Filipino ceramic artist Rita Gudiño opens her exhibition, titled Simbuyo, at the Hiraya Gallery today, December 13. In this collection, Rita Gudiño explores the niches of the psyche, the recesses of the mind and the root and essence of emotions. She uses the “house” as the vessel to lay bare...
Popo San Pascual, who has been painting for 30 years now, is well-known for his large abstract expressionist canvases that are a cacophony of deliberately painted multicolored circles with the frenetic energy reminiscent of  Pollock, as well his latest series of linear configurations in fauvist colors of New York skylines. Tony Alcasid, also...
AT the foreground of a spring Parisian garden in Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo’s La Inocencia stands a young lady wearing a translucent yellow dress and a colorless gaze. The woman, who experts argue was Hidalgo’s favorite-model-turned-companion Maria Yrritia, has her head slightly tilted and looks straight at the viewer while...
THE Alliance Française de Manille (AFM), with the support of the Embassy of France, presents Collective Dreams, an art exhibition featuring the visions and aspirations of the kids from Boys Town Davao, through the FreeArt Association. The exhibition opened on November 17 at the Alliance Total Gallery and will...
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) celebrates the birth month of National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco via the exhibit Homebound: A Survey of Recent Developments in Angono Contemporary Art, which opened on November 9 at the Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby) of the CCP. The exhibit...
By Christopher Knight / Los Angeles Times FOR today’s art, does Edgar Degas matter? That’s the question at the heart of a large and fascinating retrospective exhibition newly opened at the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston, Texas, and will be on view through January 16, 2017. The unsurprising answer being...
By Sabrina Arpa THE first one woman show of visual artist and actress Maria Isabel Lopez opened recently at the Passion Arts Gallery in SM Megamall. The visit to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage site in Ravenna, Italy, in 2015 became the catalyst to her...
By Jessica Meyers / Los Angeles Times A Taiwanese tour guide stood outside the National Palace Museum and waited for crowds she didn’t expect to see. Last October the line snaked through the lobby, out the front door and across the outdoor pavilion. This year about a dozen people stood at the admissions counter. China’s weeklong...
By David Ng | Los Angeles Times PIERCE O’Donnell is a Los Angeles litigator with a track record of big cases. His prominent clients include Shelly Sterling in the $2-billion sale of the LA Clippers basketball team in 2014, and he has been a key player in the Sumner Redstone saga, representing the Viacom executive’s ex-companion Manuela Herzer. But O’Donnell...
By Carolina A. Miranda  / Los Angeles Times AS far as art books go, Matisse in the Barnes Foundation, published last year by Thames & Hudson, is pretty exquisite: Three hardback volumes, totaling 894 pages, that tell the story of the works that are a bedrock of the Barnes Foundation collection in Philadelphia. The...
By Sacha Strebe | Domaine WHILE we’re told time and time again to keep our homes clean and clutter-free, our busy lives often get in the way. But we’re here to tell you, there is a happy medium. A home that embraces both comfort and chic. This new trend has...
THE Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (Canvas) and National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera recently launched a book for children—and it’s for a good cause. BenCab Activity Book for Children: Imagine, Play, Color, Learn is one of the book projects for Canvas’...
By Jt Nisay There’s warmth in the latest solo exhibit of acclaimed visual artist Araceli Limcaco Dans. It’s one that is set not with colors, but with a universal subject. In Ang Mundo ni Inay, a mother’s unconditional love shines through in Dans’s paintings and sculptures, with significations of maternal affection...
THE Metropolitan Theatre is just one of the many architectural marvels that once stood tall and mighty at the heart of Old Manila. Nowadays, to see it through eyes unknowing of its extensive history, one will merely see a debilitated and wornout edifice looking sorry amid the commercial infrastructure...
By Jt Nisay Lavanderas by legendary artist Fernando Amorsolo screams Filipino. The painting is a masterful depiction of the inferential imagery of rural Philippines, where women are by a brook, while the painter is the country’s first National Artist for the Visual Arts, as declared in 1972. But even then,...
By Patti Nickell / Lexington Herald-Leader YORKSHIRE, England—Staring at the horizon, I might have been looking at a vast canvas where the technique of chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and dark, was used to create a specific mood. One minute sunshine dappled the landscape; the next misty rain enveloped it. “Don’t worry...
By Carolina A. Miranda/ Los Angeles Times   THEY are a seductive pair: Adam, on a painted panel more than 6-feet tall, holds the apple of temptation. Eve, watched closely by a serpent, cradles an apple on her own panel moments before the act that will lead to the biblical couple’s expulsion from Eden. The two...
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