Before Horace has penned down his Ars Poetica on 18th century BC, it was Simonides of Keos who first arrived with "poema pictura loquens, pictura poema silens" (a poem is a speaking picture, a picture a silent poem).
The poets cum visual artists of BATHALAD Sugbu come together in this rare exhibit showcasing the close relationship between poetry and visual arts.
The colors, lines, and forms on canvas are metaphors of words than can not be spoken and can not be written down.
These are manifested in Radel Paredes' pen and ink, Russ Ligtas' assemblage, Maria Victoria Beltran's acrylic on canvas, Josua Cabrera's coconut wine on paper, and Andreas Loeschner-Gurnau's avant garde work of art.
As Horace calls it "ut pictura poesis"(as painting so is poetry). These poets of BATHALAD Sugbu also presents their literary interpretations of the showcased artworks.
This is our divine offering to the quill.
- Artists' statement to the visual and poetry exhibit entitled Halad sa Dagang
Father and daughter hold artshow
Artist-writer Radel Paredes and his 13-year old daughter Celina will hold an exhibit together entitled “Ode to Joy” at the Diwata Gallery of the new Kukuk’s Nest in Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City ,February 7, at 6:30 pm.
This will be the first time that the father and daughter tandem will hold an exhibit together. Celina, a budding artist, will present a series of acrylic paintings inspired by the Russian artist Marc Chagall.
The works include a remake on canvas of Celina’s entry in the recent Artwork Happy Tees t-shirt design contest, which was one of the finalists selected for exhibition at a mall in Manila last December.
His father will present a selection of fine prints.
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials like stone, clay marble, metal, glass, or wood. Some famous sculptures include Michelangelo's Moses, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. The sculpture was commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb.
The first known sculptures are from South Asia made during the Indus Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC). They are found in sites at Mohenjo-daro and Harappa in modern-day Pakistan. Later, as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism developed further, India produced bronzes and stone carvings of great intricacy, such as the famous temple carvings which adorn various Hindu, Jain and Buddhist shrines.
In Cebu City, Jet Florendo is the name to reckon with. A dentist by profession, his love for art has turned him into a full time sculptor. Florendo is without a doubt a modernist, Influenced by the works of Constantin Brâncuşi at the beginning of the century, his figures are abstractions of nature. His exhibit at Kukuk's Nest North in Talamban will open on January 14 at 9pm. Anyone can view his works until January 31 at the Diwata Galeri that is open from 9am to 10 pm.
See more of his works here
Diwata Galeri at Kukuk's Nest North made its debut with a painting exhibit by renowned Filipino visual artist Nunelucio Alvarado. He is known for his unique style in depicting the plight of the Sakadas, the seasonal sugar farm workers, in his hometown in Negros Island in the Philippines.
Alvarado is a surrealist whose paintings are intriguing, vivid, provocative and heart wrenching. He staged his first exhibit in Manila in 1975. Tiempo Muerto, (Time to Die) one of his famous painting exhibits took the country by storm and insured his place in the contemporary Philippine Art scene.
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The artist has won various awards here and abroad and his paintings grace the walls of the museums in Singapore, Australia and San Francisco, USA. Nunelucio Alvarado @ Kukuk's Nest North will run until December 25, 2010. His works can be viewed during gallery hours, everyday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Enjoy more of his art works on this web site
And read about the artist here