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Japanese artist masters a color of near-disappearance

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NOBUHIKO Terasawa with his grand-scale work in gold foil and graphite on canvas

Japanese aesthetic is known for its minimalism and fineness of detail. Its concept of beauty some may find very strange indeed, if not at all distorted. Others may find an artwork facile, yet on closer inspection, one realizes how really hard it is to create.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Modern master Romulo Olazo turns 80 Monday

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“NINOY Aquino Parks and Wildlife,” oil on canvas, 1992

Today Romulo Olazo celebrates his 80th birthday. He is one more preeminent Filipino artist whose name has been floated for decades for selection of National Artist for the Visual Arts.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Will Vigan make it to Unesco’s New 7 Wonders Cities?

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CALLE Crisologo, the nerve center of Vigan’s historic district. Only horse-carriages may traverse the cobblestone street.

Today the fate of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, will be decided. The list of 28 cities contending for New 7 Wonders Cities will be reduced to 21; then to 14 on Oct. 2; and the top seven cities will be announced Dec. 7.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Naming FV Coching new National Artist renders academic the question whether ‘komiks’ illustration belongs to the fine arts

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Coching

It had to happen again. One was a case of addition, this time it’s subtraction. Five years ago, the controversy over the worthiness of four personages proclaimed National Artists by President Gloria Arroyo stole the thunder from those whose eminent worth was unquestioned.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Exhibit to uncover the mystique of Fernando Zóbel

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THE MASTER artist in 1966, in Museo de Arte Abstracto Español at Casa Colgadas in the ancient hill town of Cuenca. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AYALA MUSEUM

Fernando Zóbel, one of our pioneer abstractionists and a master of wispy form and subtle monochrome, has acquired a certain mystique.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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