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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 »

Provocative Argentine artist Leon Ferrari was 92

Argentine artist Leon Ferrari. AP

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentines are mourning the death of world-renowned artist and human rights activist Leon Ferrari, known for works challenging dictators and bishops and a world at war.   The 92-year-old Ferrari was buried Friday in his native Buenos Aires, where he did his most provocative work. His most memorable piece may be […]

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Inner grace in the works of Remy Boquiren

“FRESH Harvest”

There’s an inner glow in the women of Remy Boquiren, as if a mysterious fire like that which radiates from a gemstone has been placed at the heart of the figures, highly idealized and unabashedly romantic, as only a woman of the old school could render them. Boquiren calls them “that radiant, luminous effect,” an inner light that she situates at the chest and core of the figures.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »