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The ‘enabler’ paints again

DETAIL from Fernando’s victorious Darna

When the subject of Gilda Cordero Fernando, writer and serious painter (no matter how she pooh-poohs the sincerity with which she applies herself to the art), comes up, sculptor Julie Lluch and I are one in agreeing on this.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

When Celia Diaz-Laurel bagged a ‘1’ from Fernando Amorsolo, and jousted in poetry with a suitor named Doy

THE BOOK cover of “The Colors of My Life–Celia Diaz-Laurel, Painter” to be launched onWednesday

At age 4, Celia Diaz picked up a box of colored chalk and began drawing circles on a blackboard.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Onchangco carries out ‘Revenge of the Cute’


People often expect contemporary art to be dark and shocking.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paint that’s like ‘skincare’ for your walls

NIPPON Paint Malaysia Group GM Gladys Goh recommends investing in paint that can last over 5 years without fading, cracking and peeling.

Psychologists say that our reaction to an object and a place tends to be dictated by color. Love it or hate it, color in a room has a subtle effect on our moods. Moreover, a fresh coat of paint can change the ambience of a room from dreary to cheery.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Nestor Vinluan’s 45 years of artistic radiance

NESTOR Vinluan with his work “Landscape” III

He has been painting professionally for 45 years, but Nestor Olarte Vinluan just won’t stop. That’s despite having a record of 150 exhibits, 21 of them solo. And even if he has retired from the College of Fine Arts (CFA) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where he served for 32 years, nine of them as dean.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »