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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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BREATHING THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION – Edwin Austin Abbey, a tireless worker

The fantastic story of an American muralist, illustrator and painter He was among the American artists who went to England to devote himself to historical painting, however, quite differently from his compatriots. His best know work is the frieze in the Boston Public Library. The American painter Edwin Austin Abbey https://www.artrenewal.org/artists/edwin-austin-abbey/216, born in Philadelphia in 1852, had studied at the …

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BE A CREATIVE IN MADRID – Six ways to generate something beautiful in Spain

Expressive versatility in art, on six sides of its base polygon For a few years, Spain https://www.spain.info/en/ has implemented a real strategic plan for the promotion of cultural activities and creative industries, providing for interventions related to the development of professional skills. The influence of the creative approach has ancient and widespread traditions throughout the Spanish territory, but what we …

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BECOME A POPULAR SPANISH ILLUSTRATOR – The creative verve of Raul Arias, between Reader’s Digest and Jack London

An image worker rather than an artist By condensing them in his mind, he translates concepts and is able to synthesize them. He likes to draw achievable things, even do murals with street artists. At his creative debut, Raul Arias http://www.raularias.com/ was not only an audiovisual animator, but he also collaborated with publishers and advertising agencies. After these experiences, he …

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THE POETICS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC CHANGEOVER – Chema Madoz and the hidden face of things

Photographing the conflicting opposition between real and virtual From his point of view, objects have the same character as words: it is by creatively blending them together that he constructs his visual meanings. Born in Madrid in 1958, Chema Madoz https://www.famousphotographers.net/chema-madoz is a Spanish photographer well known for his poetic and surrealist black and white photographs. He studied Art History …

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