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INNOVATIVE PEOPLE FROM PHILIPPINES – When genius determines a strong social impact

The archipelago where develop creative thinking Have you ever thought about what you would like to do with brushes and colors? There are those who think that painting is a means of expressing emotions; other people feel, and no experience is needed to paint. Usually, easy watercolor paints are diluted with water on a specific paper; trying it you will …

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WHEN COMMOTION IS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION – Nelson Bohol and his inspired work in the animation industry

The Filipino animator who made it big in Hollywood From his point of view, being an animated film designer is no different than being an action film designer. Having children too, he knows how to juggle the responsibilities of having a family and professional one. As a father of four, when he returns to the Philippines, he regularly visits the …

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THINGS YOU WANTED TO SAY BUT NEVER DID – Geloy Conception, that is, none of us or all of us at the same time

It can be me; it can be you If you asked him something about him, he would tell you that since 2017 he has lived taking photographs in the United States. Photographer born in Pandacan in 1992 and based in San Francisco (California), Geloy Concepcion https://www.geloyconcepcion.com/ knew the chaos of Manila from a very young age, when he started making …

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A WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IN BALAGTAS – Francisco Balagtas and his poem Florante at Laura

The injustices of the Filipino natives, in the Tagalog language Born in April 1788, Francisco Balagtas https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/francisco-balagtas/m030402?hl=en was a Tagalog-speaking scholar during the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. Considered the Prince of Tagalog poets because of his masterpiece Florante at Laura, to go to school in exchange for domestic service, when he was young, he went to a distant …

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THE VALUE OF SIMPLE THINGS, AMONG BITTER SKINS – Philippines, where in one way or another everything happens at the right time

Where art is discretion, does not need to be notice In the pictorial compositions of Juan Novicio Luna, you can immediately grasp the constant presence of theatrical poses, wind and blood. When, on the other hand, you are looking for a painter who has a style that amalgamates influences of Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism, then, you cannot help but think …

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THE FATHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN PHILIPPINES – To feel Philippine culture one needs to see Eduardo Masferre’s photographs

A Spaniard halfway, between the bible and photographs He did not start that kind of work for profit, but just to earn a living as a portrait photographer. However, he found that to feed a family it was also necessary to work in the fields. Among his best photos, Mountain View, a size 28 x 35 cm 1950’s panorama gelatin …

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THE GRAND DAME OF PHILIPPINE FASHION – Patis Tesoro, a symbol of tradition and modernity

An environmental designer, an icon of her country’s lifestyle She drew inspiration from the fabrics of the Malong and Langkit ethnic groups, as well as from the geometric stripes of the cotton fabrics of the Maranaws. Her concept of Barong Tagalog is characteriz by a tailored fit with a half-open buttoned design, with a flip-down collar, side vents and French …

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WRITING ABOUT FEMININITY AND WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE – Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, the most adored poet in the Philippines

Fascinated by the unbearable lightness of the verses She spent more than half of her life teaching and creating literary works characterized by femininity and the experience of women. In 1999, she had the S.E.A. Award for writing, Southeast Asia’s highest literary honor. Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta https://www.nlb.gov.sg/biblio/9424478 was born on a June day in 1932 in San Juan (Rizal, Philippine …

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A POPULAR SINGER, AMONG INDIGENOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS – Cynthia Alexander, revered by young Filipino musicians and dean of alternative ones

A multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter hero in the Philippines Her musicality is a collage of standard guitars, gong percussion and women’s voices, casually amalgamated by a cello or a violin. She made her solo debut with 1997’s Insomnia and Other Lullabyes, but she also performed with Mike Hanopol and Jun Lupito, legendary characters of Filipino rock. At the World Band Explosion Finals …

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THE INTERCULTURAL PAINTINGS OF A PHILIPPINE ARTIST – Ronald Ventura and his fusion of realism, cartoons and graffiti

Country’s complex intercultural relations where you born  Through a culturally permeable approach, its shades of East and West are tinge with struggles and transgressiveness. He held his two solo painting exhibitions for the first time in 2000. Born in the city of Manila in 1973, after graduating in painting from the University of Santo Tomas, Ronald Ventura https://www.sothebys.com/en/artists/ronald-ventura worked there …

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