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Philam Life Gallery opens at National Museum

NATIONAL Artist Vicente Manansala’smural series, “Pamilya,” which used
to be in the lobby of the old Philam Life building on United Nations Avenue,
now hang at the National Museum.

The National Museum of the Philippines recently launched a new gallery dedicated to the works of National Artist for Painting Vicente Manansala.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vicente Alvarez Dizon, artist who won over Dali, remembered in book

JOSEFINA Henson before her father’s winning work

Josefina Henson has scant memories about her father, artist Vicente Alvarez Dizon. She was only 5 years old when Dizon died of tuberculosis in 1947 at the age of 42.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Woman claims university’s painting stolen by Nazis

In a Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 photo, a visitor to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., takes a photograph of a piece called “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep” by French impressionist artist Camille Pissarro at the museum. AP FILE PHOTO

The University of Oklahoma for more than a decade has exhibited a piece of Nazi-looted artwork bequeathed to it by the wife of an oil tycoon. But renewed claims by a family that owned the oil painting before World War II has drawn the US school into a fight it thought was settled in Switzerland more than 60 years ago.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

USC Fisher Museum hosts 1st contemporary Filipino art exhibit on West Coast

Art enthusiasts at opening of contemporary Filipino art exhibit at USC Fisher Museum.

Hundreds of students and art enthusiasts flocked to the University of Southern California (USC) Fisher Museum of Art for the opening of “The Triumph of Philippine Art,” the first exhibit ever dedicated to contemporary Filipino art on the West Coast.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

11-year-old girl overcomes worries to win Mexican art contest


If 11-year-old Martina Ysabelle Perez had not decided to submit her artwork even though there were problems with the illustration board she painted on, she would not have won against 3,200 other entries in an international art competition hosted by Mexico.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ creates stir in Italy

A woman stands next to the masterpiece "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer during a preview of the exhibition "The Myth of the Golden Age, From Rembrandt to Vermeer" at Palazzo Fava in Bologna on January 30, 2014. The exhibition opens on February 8 and continues through May 25. AFP PHOTO/ VINCENZO PINTO

Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is going on show in the city of Bologna in Italy next month but the arrival of the celebrated painting of a young beauty is already causing a stir.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Delluba’s ‘Maldita’ opens at Podium

Pakil, Laguna-based artist Jomar Delluba investigates the creativity of children for mischief in his first solo exhibition, “Maldita,” which will open at Galerie Joaquin Podium on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and run until Jan. 27.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Acclaimed Italian painter Francesco Giannini holds PH exhibit

Italian painter Francesco Giannini at his studio with some of his recent and past works. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Acclaimed Italian painter Francesco Giannini worked for three straight years to finish the newest mural in San Beda Chapel or the Abbey Church of Our Lady of Montserrat on Mendiola Street in San Miguel, Manila.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Vincent Paul Padilla: Time immemorial


For his past couple of shows, Vincent Paul Padilla has been propelled by his interest in the dynamics between photography and painting—and, more significantly, their revelations about the nature of time. Undoubtedly, the iconic painting that ignited the concept is the surrealist painting titled “The Persistence of Time” by Salvador Dali. (It is commonly referred to as “The Melting Clock.”) That work, however, did not advert to the stimulus of photography.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

$1M Picasso yours for just $135

Screengrab from http://www.1picasso100euros.com

Still stumped for a Christmas present? Then what about an exquisite $1 million Picasso for the living room, yours for just $135 at an online charity raffle.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paint, drive, count your money: How to enjoy growing old


Don’t feel depressed after getting your senior card. If you are in good health and optimistic, you can have 20 years of good life left in you. Even aging can be fun. As you are certified old, the secret is to plan your days in full and meaningful ways.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »



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