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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 »

Art and vice, a deadly partnership

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ILLUSTRATION BY STEPH BRAVO

History has indisputably shown that the enduring legacy of any great artist survives way past the politics, religious scandals and even criminal offenses of that person’s lifetime. Some of the most revered geniuses in their fields had terrible vices that led to some form of tragedy.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MET Open 2014 deadline nears

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila has announced that the deadline for application for the MET Open 2014 is Aug. 16.

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

Artist accused of damaging environment in Mexico

In this undated photo, provided by the Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, shows her setting up her installation over an underwater sculpture at the Cancun Underwater Museum near Cancun, Mexico. The artist known as Olek, famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has run afoul of environmental authorities in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around the underwater sculptures. AP

A Polish artist famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has gotten into hot water in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around underwater sculptures near Cancun.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lanuza takes cue from Andy Warhol in new exhibit

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“ONE...Two...Three...Click!”

Pop art takes imagery from popular culture, mass media and advertising, and isolates them within the context of art history to cull new and original meaning. Artist Andy Warhol was a master of this particular take on art—with a practice that famously includes paintings of Campbell soup cans and Brillo boxes.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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