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Isabela uncovered


The province of Isabela in Cagayan Valley (Region II) appears to be a very laidback place.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Mexican exhibit unfolds the art of the marvelous

Wedding,” by
Alfredo Ramos
Martínez, oil on
masonite, 1931.

Finally, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Gerardo Murillo arrive in the Philippines—the five artists Mexico considers its patrimonio nacional, that is, National Artists.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Kitsch and art do mix

“BOLLYWOOD Love in the Time of Donuts”

Kitsch sells. It is easily digestible stuff, or visually appealing, so it doesn’t fail to grab buyers—from the ever-popular Mabini art to the best-selling works of some so-called serious artists.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japanese artist masters a color of near-disappearance

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

“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 »