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Naked Truth | Willy Layug

Willy Tadeo Layug, a renowned imaginero from Betis, Guagua, Pampanga, will have an exhibition of his latest sculptures in wood and marble and paintings on December 11, 2017 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery. Entitled “Naked Truth”, the exhibition is only his second solo foray. The reception will be held from […]

Reimagining the Retablo: A Review of Retablo 2.0 | Wilfredo Offemaria, Jr.

Considered by Jesuit art historian Rene Javellana, S.J. as the “centerpiece of any baroque church interior,” the retablo, commonly known as the altarpiece in Western cultures, houses paintings and sculptures of divine personages in its multi-tiered, oftentimes multileveled, carved wooden panels. Derived from the Latin word retaulus, formed by the merging of the words retro, […]

Articulator of Culture: A Review of Abdulmari Asia Imao | National Artist

Among the descriptions used to describe Sulu-native Abdulmari Asia Imao during the conferment of his National Artist for Visual Arts award, it is ‘articulator of Philippine Muslim art and culture’ which resonates the embodiment of his lifeworks. He is a sculptor, painter, photographer, ceramist, documentary filmmaker, cultural researcher and writer, whose focus is to bring Philippine Muslim heritage […]