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‘Last Supper’ artist’s works now at Riverbanks Center gallery

JOEY Velasco’s “Hapag ng Pag-asa”

The Riverbanks Center in Marikina is now home to the spiritually moving art pieces of the late painter Joey Velasco.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Taimis Project

SCULPTURE by Jerson Samson

Dr. Joven Cuanang and Pinto Art Museum’s latest exhibit opened April 6, featuring the sculptures of Salvador Joel Alonday, musical composition by Nonong Buencamino (performed by Renato Lucas), oratorical piece by Hammed Bolotaulo and bas relief of José Santos III’s “La Misma Duena” by Alab Pagarigan.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Value of Austrian art find may equal Munich trove

This picture taken Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 shows the house of Cornelius Gurlitt in Salzburg, Austria. AP

A spokesman for Cornelius Gurlitt, the recluse collector embroiled in a controversy over Nazi-looted art, says 238 works found at his house in Austria last month might be as valuable as the trove German authorities seized from him in Munich two years ago.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Kritika 2014 fellows and panelists announced

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De la Salle University (DLSU) awards 11 fellowships for Kritika 2014: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism, which will be held at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod on April 20-26.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

French police recover Rembrandt stolen 15 years ago

Rembrandt self portrait. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum in 1999 and worth millions has been recovered in the southern city of Nice, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

2014 is a big year for Swatch and art

SWISS Ambassador to the Philippines Ivo Sieber, Lea Salonga, John Lloyd Cruz, Swatch president Virgie Ramos andNational Artist for Visual Arts BenCab pose beside the painting BenCab created for Swatch at the preview of Art Fair Philippines 2014. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

The Swatch VIP Lounge was one of the more glamorous spaces at the Art Fair Philippines last Feb. 19-23. The Swiss watch brand partnered with the annual fair to celebrate a milestone—its 25th anniversary in the Philippines.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | 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 »

Finally, a home for sculptors ‘without a venue’

THE OPENING of Museo Orlina in Tagaytay City. In top photo are international glass artist Ramon Orlina (second from left), Jaime Laya, National Artist Napoleon Abueva, Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes Tolentino and Rep. Bambol Tolentino. PHOTO BY EDWIN BELLOSILLO

Sculptor Ramon Orlina stopped in mid-sentence and wiped his tears as he delivered a short speech at the soft opening of the modest museum he built to pay homage to still-unheralded fellow Pinoy sculptors and other artists.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Justiniani showcases mechanics-inspired works at Pinto Art Museum

“SPLASH,” by Mark Justiniani

Drawing ideas from his father’s machine shop and the expansive creative work in the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci, Mark Justiniani presents site-specific works that engage the mechanics and metaphors of visual illusion in his exhibit, “Tila,” at the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City, Rizal. Show opens on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Castrillo as master artist


Great artists abound throughout the landscape of Philippine visual arts. But only a select few are masters.

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

Datuin’s stainless-steel sculptures, mixed-media works on exhibit

Internationally award-winning Filipino sculptor Joe Datuin is mounting a solo show of steel sculptures and paintings, “A Touch of World Class”, at the Gallery of Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

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

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