By Cid Reyes
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.
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.
By Norma Japitana
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.
By Lester G. Babiera
On a mission to give a face to the homeless and displaced, José “Pinggot” Vinluan Zulueta mounts his fifth exhibition in collaboration with National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario, titled “Makatulog Ka Pa Kaya?”
By Raoul J. Chee Kee
Heirs of Jorge Pineda are contesting the auction by León Gallery of the artist’s “Las Buyeras” (Betel-Nut Vendors), winner of the bronze medal in the 1904 St. Louis Exposition in the United States.
By Jessica Jalandoni-Robillos
For Jaime Ponce de León, the man behind León Auctions, questions about the authenticity of a work offered for auction must be addressed firmly and formally.
By Lito B. Zulueta
Norberto Roldan will be the only Filipino artist to be featured with a work from the Guggenheim Museum collection when the traveling exhibit, “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia,” opens in Hong Kong next month.
A Texas museum has acquired a full-length painting by John Singer Sargent of Edwin Booth, the renowned 19th-century actor and brother of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin.
By Hiyasmin Quijano
Filipino artist Rafael Maniago has summer treat for Filipino-Americans. The painter and poet, who was born in Mexico, Pampanga, has been giving free painting classes at the Filipino Migrant Center in this city.
By Annette A. Ferrer
Raymond Legaspi spent 20 years in advertising before finally focusing on painting.
With a new creative freedom, unencumbered by clients’ many restrictions and requirements, he says: “It is time to create or document important and meaningful experiences.”
By Lester G. Babiera
West meets East as the princely House of Liechtenstein of Austria showcases its collection of paintings and artworks at the National Museum of Singapore until Sept. 29.