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Ofelia Gelvezón-Téqui: Lessons in stillness

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“He who produces perfect landscapes is above another who only produces fruit, flower, fowl or seafood. He who paints living animals is more estimable than those who only represent dead things without movement, and as man is the most perfect work of God on the earth, it is also certain that he who becomes an imitation of God representing human figures is much more excellent than all the others…”

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Act 2 for Rodolfo Gan

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“CONTINUUM”

This one is for the books. This Conceptual/Performance act that defies logic and understanding: A most promising artist of the 1970s—already held in high esteem by the likes of Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Roberto Chabet, Lee Aguinaldo and National Artist Arturo Luz—completely vanishes from the art scene.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Ambie Abaño lifts the veil

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“Why are there no great women artists?” The controversial question raised by American art historian Linda Nochlin was also the title of her landmark essay written in the 1960s.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Vincent Paul Padilla: Time immemorial

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“CONVERSATION”

For his past couple of shows, Vincent Paul Padilla has been propelled by his interest in the dynamics between photography and painting—and, more significantly, their revelations about the nature of time. Undoubtedly, the iconic painting that ignited the concept is the surrealist painting titled “The Persistence of Time” by Salvador Dali. (It is commonly referred to as “The Melting Clock.”) That work, however, did not advert to the stimulus of photography.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Nunelucio Alvarado and the courtship of ‘Babaye’

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The art of Nunelucio Alvarado is among the few instantly recognizable in Philippine contemporary art. Its most consistent, unerring trademark is the stark frontality of all his figures, recalling Egyptian paintings with their hieratic presentation of bodies and faces.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Rafael Cusi’s songs of water

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“CORAL of Eden”

Nothing can make more clearly manifest the qualities of watercolor than to compare it with another medium depicting the very same subject. And no more positive proof is there than the book “The Philippine Coral Reefs,” which features the watercolors of Rafael “Popoy” Cusi and the underwater photography of Scott D. Tuason.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Appassionata’: Tempest of creation by top women-artists

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“HORSE at Sunrise”

Regarded as “the most tempestuous” piano work by Ludwig Van Beethoven is his Sonata No. 23, popularly known as the Appassionata. The word is Italian for “passionate.”

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Regurgitating daisies: The joys, woes of womanhood

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“The Egotist and the Lady,” by Cristina Taniguchi

The verb “regurgitate”—meaning “to throw or pour back or out from a cavity”— may seem indecorously inappropriate when paired with the charming name of a flower, the daisy. It is this seemingly inelegant confluence of two words that ignites the show “Regurgitating Daisies,” now on view at Galerie Anna, SM Megamall.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lydia Velasco, Camille de la Rosa channel the Mona Lisa

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“THALASA (Goddess of the Sea)”

Galerie Artes harnesses Woman Power in the works of two artists coming from different generations, but together generating sparks and sparkle in the show, “Mist in the Realm of the Subconscious Mind.”

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cesar Arro’s in-your-face art

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“FACE TO FACE” (above)

Two eyes… a nose… a mouth… two ears. These are all the physical features that man shares with the beast. But for his soul, the living spirit that resides in man, there would be no meaningful difference between the two.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘The Real H.R. Ocampo’ revealed

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“INA at Anak,” 1951

“It started as a joke,” said Ramon Villegas in his opening remarks, referring to the title of the show, now on view at Ayala Museum.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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