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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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CARTOON ‘S FILIPINO WAVE – Fred Carrillo, among pioneers of Philippine Komiks illustration

Drawing pencils and inks, image size 10″ x 15″ During World War II, he began by designing propaganda material for a guerrilla movement. Born in Kalibo (Aklan, Philippines) in 1926, Fred Carrillo http://fredcarrillo.weebly.com/ studied fine arts and architecture at the University of Santo Tomas. After the war, he began his career as an artist working for DC Comics. With his …

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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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FULLY APPRECIATE WHAT PHILLY CAN OFFER YOU – Journey to the city of brotherly love and artistic whimsy

An ancient city, but also a sacred places for a creative Creating, growing and doing are the common denominator of those who sing or draw, write or imagine a new way of dressing. Everywhere, and always, the attempt to resolve a conflict generated by unsatisfied desires, which we call creativity, is the driving force that feeds the dreams of a …

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WHY CARTOONING IS HAPPENING ONLINE – Aaron Krolikowski, the fastest pen on the American East Coast

Put out great cartoons, on a weekly or daily basis A touch of humanity is need in a digital world, which is why he strives for it. He considers his type of work fast and exciting. Such a cartoonist, he being publish (and paid), by online following. https://thesketchbookreporter.com/. So, if you will be cartoonist, to have to build your own …

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THE UNCONVENTIONAL ARTIST WITH INFINITE INTERESTS – Man Ray, casual but not indifferent photographer

What matters is the idea, not the camera His body ws buried in the Montparnasse cemetery, where you can read the epitaph: Nonchalant, but not indifferent. Le violon d’Ingres, one of his photographic portraits from 1924, depicted the naked back of a model retouched with marker strokes, a true creative genius in the form of two violin Effe. Born in …

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