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Hues of hope for children of ‘Bayan ni Juan’

CHILDREN of families moved to a government housing site in Calauan, Laguna, find hope through an art mural.    photo: ISAGANI SERRANO/CONTRIBUTOR

Foot painter Jason de los Reyes looked back at his life after meeting children in a resettlement area in Calauan town, Laguna province.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The art of being an artist

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Art—one word with three letters and one syllable, yet it means a handful of things to different people. Art can be very subjective, the same way that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But essentially, if a piece moves you even in the slightest way, that’s enough reason to call it art.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

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


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 »

A Charriol makes a name in fine arts

ALEXANDER Charriol taking a breather from his art show

Human Flow IV,” an art exhibit by Franco-American artist Alexander Charriol, opened to a full house at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea (3/L, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City).

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

French police recover Rembrandt stolen 15 years ago

Rembrandt self portrait. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum in 1999 and worth millions has been recovered in the southern city of Nice, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »