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Manansala’s Philam Life murals now at the National Museum


The National Museum of the Philippines is set to open a gallery dedicated to the works of National Artist Vicente Manansala. The works will hang at the new Philam Life Hall Gallery of the National Gallery of Art in the NM complex around Agrifina Circle in Manila.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Grittier Juanito Torres in ‘Pride and Illusions’

“BANANA Republic”

Painter Juanito Torres’ new exhibit at Canvas Gallery and Garden, “Pride and Illusion,” explores the layered fusion of history, facets and influences that make up the Filipino. This dovetails with Canvas’ spirit since the art space has an annual group exhibit exploring artistic discourses on national identity—“Looking for Juan.”

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The ambassador’s wife is painting happier pictures –and leaving with good memories

PAULINA Silva Mayorga with her definitive painting and her mementos from trips RENE GUIDOTE

She came to the Philippines to learn how to smile again. After nearly four years of diplomatic posting, Paulina Silva, wife of Chilean Ambassador Roberto Mayorga, is leaving the country with happy memories.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Friends toast the Mayorgas

CHILEAN Ambassador Roberto Mayorga and wife Paulina. PHOTOS BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

At the birthday dinner of Paulina Silva, her husband, Ambassador of Chile Roberto Mayorga delivered a speech showering her with superlatives.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Paris-based Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi paints ‘Joyful Mysteries’

THE ARTIST with French husband Marc Tequi

Two exhibits by internationally acclaimed Filipino painter and printmaker Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi are simultaneously showing at the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (Aliww) Reading Room of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, and at Altro Mondo Gallery in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

H.R. Ocampo scrapbook-paintings to be auctioned off March 8

PAINTINGS on H.R. Ocampo’s scrapbook

A major auction of works of Philippine masters led by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo will be held on March 8 at Salcedo Auctions in Salcedo Village, Makati City. It is billed, fittingly, as the Important Philippine Art sale. Things get going at 2 p.m.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Dominic Rubio paints the past as present


It has been a long journey for Dominic Rubio from his Fine Arts studies at the University of Sto. Tomas to his advertising work, in which at one time he became resident artist of Pearl Farm, the upscale resort in Davao del Sur, and now to his full-time painter’s life.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Closing time: Norberto Carating holds ‘Last Full Show’

“GREEN &Blue Sea”

Painter Norberto Carating held his first solo exhibition exactly 40 years ago at Galerie Bleue in Rustan’s Makati.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Villaseran’s ‘Fantasyland’ at Stephanie

Fantasy-world building is the basis of Rom Villaseran’s visual art practice. Villaseran’s paintings are influenced by the landscapes of the fantasy novels he read as a high-school student. The artist visualizes these stories through a technique that uses a high level of minute detailing.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Samar native son Raul Isidro paints fury of storm surge


Top abstractionist Raul Isidro’s works are stirring visual comments on climate change.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Angelito Antonio’s recent works on paper; Neil Gaiman winner exhibits at Liongoren

Angelito Antonio

Black and white recalls the visuals of print, the medium with which words race across pages to concretely communicate one’s thoughts.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »



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