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Jul 09, 2014
Ñ Le Gros is an oil on canvas painting by Franz Kline on 1961 and is now housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, USA. 
Franz Kline is an American abstract expressionist painter, and just like Jackson Pollock, Kline was also into action painting. One of the examples of his works using the action painting is the Le Gros.
This painting of him is said to be one of his important works to mark his career in the abstract expressionist movement. Kline used his signature style of black and white using some lines with this painting as well. He even described this style as it is unrelated to anything but it knows how to speak for its own existence, that is why in some reviews about his works, most of the critiques said that his paintings really don’t mean nothing, but it is made to make someone feel something.
To tell you the truth, the first time I saw this painting it just made me curious and just realized that it is actually good to see in a minimalist house, because of the plain strokes he used, and the blank space is greater than the ones that were being occupied by the painting. But as you look closely to it, I myself realized that there may have been a story behind this painting, the dark colors and hard/thick strokes may define a feeling, a feeling of anger and a feeling of a stiff emotion. The spaces in between may even make you feel the feeling of being alone and a part of it the feeling of uncertainty. 
Le Gros may have been a magnificent painting of Kline, however, it is mainly for the emotion and the feeling. And in conclusion, the view/s of a person towards this painting will always be subjective.
Photo and Information from: Museum of Modern Art

Le Gros is an oil on canvas painting by Franz Kline on 1961 and is now housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, USA. 

Franz Kline is an American abstract expressionist painter, and just like Jackson Pollock, Kline was also into action painting. One of the examples of his works using the action painting is the Le Gros.

This painting of him is said to be one of his important works to mark his career in the abstract expressionist movement. Kline used his signature style of black and white using some lines with this painting as well. He even described this style as it is unrelated to anything but it knows how to speak for its own existence, that is why in some reviews about his works, most of the critiques said that his paintings really don’t mean nothing, but it is made to make someone feel something.

To tell you the truth, the first time I saw this painting it just made me curious and just realized that it is actually good to see in a minimalist house, because of the plain strokes he used, and the blank space is greater than the ones that were being occupied by the painting. But as you look closely to it, I myself realized that there may have been a story behind this painting, the dark colors and hard/thick strokes may define a feeling, a feeling of anger and a feeling of a stiff emotion. The spaces in between may even make you feel the feeling of being alone and a part of it the feeling of uncertainty. 

Le Gros may have been a magnificent painting of Kline, however, it is mainly for the emotion and the feeling. And in conclusion, the view/s of a person towards this painting will always be subjective.

Photo and Information from: Museum of Modern Art

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Jul 02, 2014

International Museum Day 2014

This year is the 2nd year of International Council of Museums Philippines, this year’s event happened at the Hotel Benilde in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. 

"Museum collections make connections" is this year’s theme of ICOM, on where they emphasized the ability or the capacity of a museum to not just tell a story, but also to gage with the community through shared memory. And gladly, our class for Technical Writing took part in the last portion of the event.

Our class became a part of the activity “World Cafe” on where you have to be with a team and share things about what must be kept in the museum and how to sustain those artworks as well.Our group was partnered with the Ayala Museum group and being some of them a graduate of DLS-CSB we all decided to focus on Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of the college, and we really came up of the possible collections for this, however, we all agreed that we will focus on the works of the students that may be a big part for the improvement of MCAD.

After the sharing we traveled to a different table to share and suggest some things for the other group as well. Then it was followed by the sharing, and some of my colleagues stepped up and even reported in front. Though for the first set of collections, what caught my attention were the things about history and how we can link those collections for the present time, next was about the education and how we can make the museums a timeless one, lastly the one I truly agree is to make the “Mission and Vision” of the museum really visible on what they have for the present and for the future as well.

The last part of our activity was answering how to sustain those collections, and our group decided that we will need to collaborate with some institutions, we must emphasize the benefits of a museum, and finally we see that in order to survive and protect the museum itself is to agree that there’s a problem and as an institution we will need to find for a solution and work on it.

This event is indeed a meaningful one to me and everyone who attended. Though what I think is good here is that we knew a lot of things, most especially the knowledge that we got from our peers and the people who are practicing the profession of the museum already. ICOM is also essential for the museum practitioners in order to see what is essential for the future of museums in the Philippines, and how to improve it more. Because what I truly got from this seminar was that museums are not just for education and fun, it’s also about connecting with the people and their culture. Lastly, it’s about communicating to everyone to share them what we had, what they have, and what they may have. 

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Jun 25, 2014

Color Me Katie’s Street Art

We’ve always seen street art anywhere around the world, specifically in New York, most of those are hand painted and the most famous ones are the spray painted ones that we see on random walls on the street. However, an artist/blogger named Katie Sokoler or more known as Color Me Katie (of the blog http://colormekatie.blogspot.com/) changed the game of street art in New York. 

Sokoler is a known freelance artist and photographer in New York, but besides being an artist she produces these kinds of artworks for fun and to inspire people as well. Street art is one of those that she has mastered, but instead of paints she uses papers, cutouts with different figures, and she tapes/sticks it on random walls where people pass by. And as people pass by she takes a photo of them, she even said in an interview that she takes a photo of those who she felt really connected with her art piece.

These are some of the examples:©Katie Sokoler

Her artworks always talk and connect with not just the passerby but also with her viewers. The art pieces that she creates are like one of those that can be so simple, but can truly put a smile on one’s face. It’s meant to be a happy one and always connected with Sokoler’s personality which is her liveliness. As a fan of her artworks, what’s also great with what she puts is everything on the wall are interactive and can speak for it self.

Sokoler’s street art is really unique among the others and the good thing is she always see to it that everything she do can tell a story. The question now for everyone is, how will you able to create something that can actually make the world a better place even in the simplest form of it only?

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Jun 19, 2014

Oro, Plata, Mata: Critic

War and social status/symbol is the main theme of Oro, Plata, Mata or Gold, Silver, Bad Luck. The film was set during the time on where the Philippines was a colony of Japan, this was also the time on where the war also erupted around the world. 

Going on now with the technical aspect of the film, the production of the film, from the setting up to the smallest details of the wardrobe, totally matched with the era that the story’s pertaining to. The whole set truly gave a vintage mood to the film. Though, maybe being it a film of the 1980s, the cinematography is not that clear yet, however, giving focus on which point of view’s is which became evident in the film due to the focusing of the faces of the characters. 

In this film it is also evident that the point of view that was used was a point of view of a person who’s in a position or in the higher class of the society, first reason for this was that it was about two families who can really provide things for themselves. But, even though it was the point of view of the film, the good thing that happened here was that their story became the central tension of the whole story, the rise and fall of the different characters paved way for the story’s rise and fall as well. 

The connection of the characters and how the story’s pacing is really direct, and in connection with this what can catch a viewer’s attention is that how the characters move is like a normal Filipino, be them a part of the elite class or the normal class. The perception on women and men was so evident here, the hierarchy, religion, beliefs, as well as the survival were also shown. And the good thing here was that the film did not just show some symbolisms that were applicable during those times, but also the film showed some symbolisms and even practices that are still strong this present time.

According to some researches, Oro, Plata, Mata is considered as one of the most significant contributions to the Philippine Cinema, for it showed a good representation of one of the highlights of the Philippine History and Culture. The overall theme of the film on how the lines were written, and how the artists gave life to their characters up to the how each setting/each house connected to the flow of the film truly became a big impact for the film to be treated not just as a simple film about history, but everyone may always consider it as a part of the Philippine’s greatest artworks about its history and culture.

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Jun 11, 2014

The Surface of the World

A new of its kind in the country. 

imageThe exhibition, “The Surface of the World”, debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) last June 6, 2014. Architecture and video art, or they considered those as moving images, became the central theme of the whole exhibition and it was curated by Clare Carolin, former curator at ModernArt Oxford.

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Jun 04, 2014

The Other Side of Yesterday (Short Film Review)

What’s to come tomorrow and what’s left behind in yesterday, is all determined by what we do today. -Wong Fu ProductionsimageClick the photo to watch the video.

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May 27, 2014

Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2014

Last May 17, 2014 marks the last Saturday of my Summer 2014, and I believe that I truly spent it right by being a part of this year’s Wanderland Music and Arts Festival.imageWanderland Music and Arts Festival is an annual festival by Karpos Multimedia.

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May 21, 2014

I never knew that it would work, I never knew that they’ll love it, my fangirl life just said “Yes, Eena bring some bubbles for St. Clarity.” and I did. During the first time that I knew that The Paper Kites will be in for Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2014, one of my first thoughts was to bring bubbles for St. Clarity, the reason was because of their music videos. And I guess it truly worked, the band told me they loved it, and I’m so grateful that they did! Also, thanks to my friends Ate Mia and Kuya PV and Joey and Deanna and Jam and Deaz and everyone(woohoo) for bringing my dream into reality and for helping me blow bubbles! Now, for those who are asking the bubbles didn’t come out from a machine (haha).

Thanks to Ryuko Barrera too for this video. <3 


P.S. The video’s not complete but yeah, also forgive me because the video doesn’t have a thumbnail yet.

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Apr 02, 2014

The 1975 Live In Manila

Ohhhhh hey.imageIt’s been almost a week since I saw them that they’re real. The accent’s real, Matty’s real, George is real, oh goodness gracious Ross is real, and Adam is real! I remember seeing a title on the suggestion section of YouTube while I'm watching a Vampire Weekend video 2 years ago, and it was entitled “Sex”, and in my mind “Who the hell will entitle their song sex?!” Yeah, that’s my initial reaction. However, as time passes by, and when their song Chocolate became  a hit, and when they even DMed all of their followers on Twitter before just to say that they’ll be having an album, I guess I became a fan. (that sentence was weird, I know) Anyway too much for the love, let me now share my experiencse right now.

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Apr 02, 2014

Dear How I Met Your Mother

imageIt’s my first time in months to cry once more while watching an entire show, and it’s my first time in my life to constantly crying every now and then (yeah maybe you’ll say I'm overreacting or I’m overacting, but no), yeah, I slept because a friend of mine told me to sleep because we’re both crying, so I slept and now I woke up, then a flashback hit me, and it is when Barney’s carrying her daughter Ellie (and now I’m crying again so forgive me if I’ll have grammatical errors here, the reason is I'm crying while typing, and my emotions are overriding the proper condition of my mind).

Moving on, the last time I made a blog entry of a finale is the time when Make It Or Break It ended, but I just stated the reasons why I love them, so now I’ll make a letter for How I Met Your Mother, just for fun (and for more tears to shed). 

Before this one starts: It’s a long one so you’ll either leave or continue.

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