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Meet the artist who studied law.
Though acclaimed here and abroad, not much is known about National Artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz’s oeuvre and his life outside of the studio. At Salcedo Auctions’ Under the Tree 2021 edition, four remarkable works show the artist’s dexterous practice, starting with an ...
He was an “avatar of light.”
One of my photos of National Artist Bien Lumbera is suffused with reflected light from the Palanca 2019 Awards stage, landing right on Bien’s ‘bumbunan,’ making him, at that very instance, look like an amiable (not grim and determined) Avatar of Light. ...
A great loss to Philippine culture and art.
Arturo Luz—painter, sculptor and visual artist—passed away on Wednesday (May 26), his daughter confirmed in a Facebook post. He was 94 years.Born in Manila on November 20, 1926, Luz studied Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas and later on pursued ...
We take you back to a day spent with the legendary Filipino fashion designer after he was honored with the National Artist award.
His atelier was his home. Where sideboards and tables were lined with frame after frame of first ladies, heads of state, royalty, beauty queens, and society icons wearing his creations. "The memoir of a painted Angel"Where his collection of handmade piña fabric—his ...
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