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Modern master Romulo Olazo turns 80 Monday

“NINOY Aquino Parks and Wildlife,” oil on canvas, 1992

Today Romulo Olazo celebrates his 80th birthday. He is one more preeminent Filipino artist whose name has been floated for decades for selection of National Artist for the Visual Arts.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

Naming FV Coching new National Artist renders academic the question whether ‘komiks’ illustration belongs to the fine arts


It had to happen again. One was a case of addition, this time it’s subtraction. Five years ago, the controversy over the worthiness of four personages proclaimed National Artists by President Gloria Arroyo stole the thunder from those whose eminent worth was unquestioned.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Asian Cultural Council bares 2014 fellows

ACC 2014 grantees (seated) Carissa Adea, Maria Teresa Barrozo, Dex Fernandez and Lian Ladia with new National Artist for Music and former ACC grantee Ramon Santos (center). Standing are ACC officials Jorge Ortoll, Edna Vida,Nes Jardin and CCP artistic director Chris Millado.

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) has named Carissa Adea (Dance), Maria Teresa Barrozo (Music), Dex Fernandez (Visual Arts) and Lian Ladia (Curatorial Studies) as 2014 recipients of the ACC Philippines Foundation Fellowship Program.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Lydia Velasco: Unique matriarchy in the visual arts

“CATHARSIS Orange,” by Lydia Velasco

A clear indication of the wealth of Filipino artistry is the impressive number of artistic families where the artistic gene is shared and passed on to the next generation.

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