By Dante Martinez Velasco PhD.
Lately, I have been visiting art galleries, having coffee with artists and buying a couple of their art pieces at a huge discount! I have visited the studio of one painter, and have seen works in progress, pieces that were completed, and the many themes that connect them.
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
For almost four decades, Wilcon Depot has been the leading provider of high-grade supplies and big ideas for Filipino homes. Wilcon has mastered the art of building and constructing, making it the trusted brand in the retail construction industry.
By Isabel Berenguer Asuncion
I was kept busy the past two weeks with some design work for Ayala Land Premiere’s latest offering in the Makati business district, The Garden Towers. I was very excited when I first reviewed their plans and offerings, and amazed at the thought that the property, which sits on a 9,000-square-meter plot smack in the middle of the commercial area, is going to have a considerable amount of green space. Lawns, terraces, poolside landscape and sky gardens that will alternate on the opposite corners of each residential floor, are probably the first of their kind in the country. If I could afford it, I’d buy myself a unit.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
It was a “no-holds-barred” event, as one participant put it, honoring National Artist F. Sionil José. And anyone who knows Manong Frankie (as the younger writers call him) was not surprised, because the novelist is known for his outspoken views and candid opinions which sometimes jolt the uninitiated.
By Tina Arceo-Dumlao
During the Important Philippine Art auction held by Salcedo Auctions on Sept. 22, Anita Magsaysay-Ho’s 1950 oil painting “Lady with Guitar” sold for P6.307 million, a whopping 425 percent over the painting’s estimated value of P1.2 million to P1.4 million.
By Theresa S. Samaniego
History has found a new home. Rising 19 stories high, the new Lopez Tower and Museum will house a collection of Filipiniana archival material encompassing 600 years of Philippine arts, history and culture.
, Myrna Rodriguez Co
Esmerna “Esmer” Gabutina owns Tinabuan Arts and Crafts, a sinamay-making enterprise under the DTI One-Town-One Product (OTOP) program in this municipality.
By Theresa S. Samaniego
The past has finally caught up with the digital age. Aiming to become the model museum for the 21st century, the National Museum of the Philippines, the premier repository and custodian of the country’s heritage, will soon use two new software applications that will allow visitors to “experience” its National Art Gallery in a different [...]
By Herminia R. Fajardo
Vincent Van Gogh, whose works are now worth millions of dollars, never made a cent from his art while he lived—simply because he sold not a single painting. He survived out of the kindness of his brother, an art gallery assistant, who gave him regular dole-outs. Paul Gauguin fared no better. He once wrote he [...]
When you hear that passion and soul, feel its beating emotion and sense the impeccable work that went into making it — you know that’s jazz. From this same foundation of artistry and masterful creation comes an exciting new development from the good guys at SM Development Corporation (SMDC) — the much-awaited Jazz Residences. This [...]