By Lito B. Zulueta
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.
By Johnathan Libarios Rondina
National Artist José Joya had a peculiar way of greeting each New Year. On New Year’s eve, Peping, as he was known to family and friends, would lock himself in his studio, away from the charivari and excess of the holidays, to work on a painting and would emerge only after the revelries had the died down.
Light affects visual arts in a number of profound ways. An artwork’s ability to work with light through techniques such as illumination and shadowing allows the viewer to evaluate the work.
By Leica R. Carpo
Jean Paul Gaultier’s exhibition at M.H. De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park blurs the line between fine art and fashion. The multimedia exhibition includes 120 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between the early 1970s and 2010.