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10 artists, 10 songs mark Upstart’s 10 years in fundraising online...

IN line with its 10th anniversary, the theater group Upstart Productions presents Upstart 10 for 10, an online mini-concert fundraiser on May 9, 8 p.mat its Facebook page.

Florence study proves artist Leonardo da Vinci was ambidextrous

FLORENCE, Italy — An in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest-known drawing has proved that the great Renaissance artist was ambidextrous, Italy’s Uffizi Gallery said on Monday.

The new Picasso? Meet Ai-Da the robot artist

FALMOUTH, England — Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand.

Tracey Emin delivers an ‘emotional timebomb’ in London exhibition

LONDON — British artist Tracey Emin is unleashing an “emotional timebomb” at her latest exhibition, homing in on what is important to her as she faces what she calls the third stage of her life.

Traditional art, social media smarts: Marius Black’s hopeful, woodblock Manila

How social media changed the game for this traditional artist.

What happens when a star artist dies without heirs, leaving millions...

IN 1961, Mark Tobey, a Wisconsin-born, Basel-based painter became the first non-French artist ever to get a solo show at France’s prestigious Musée des Arts Décoratifs. It was “the one man show of the season,” wrote New Yorker correspondent Janet Flanner. She quoted a critic in the Parisian magazine Preuves, who called Tobey “perhaps the most important painter of our epoch.”

Does an artist’s ‘success’ rely on making it in the USA?...

FRANK SINATRA made us believe that New York is the center of the world when he sang “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you New York, New York.” Filipino fans, then, including visual artists and the patrons behind them (if they have any), have always aspired to break into and make it in the Big Apple art scene.

David Hockney could become the most expensive living artist in the...

DAVID HOCKNEY, the 81-year-old British painter of saturated landscapes and portraits, could become the most expensive living artist at auction this year.

Passion and art: Balag at Angud

ONE OF the toughest choices people have to make is choosing between work they love despite that offers little compensation or a job they hate but which pays the big bucks. What would you pick?

Artist Christo floats tomb of barrels in London’s Hyde Park

LONDON — A 20-meter high sculpture of an ancient Egyptian tomb, made from 7,506 red, white, and mauve barrels, has taken temporary residence amid the aquatic wildlife on a lake in London’s Hyde Park.

Artist Pfrommer goes on blurring the lines

LAST YEAR, German artist-photographer Sven Pfrommer showcased a two-part portrait series and photo installations of Manila’s construction workers in what he called their “contemporary fashion style” — wearing a T-shirt turned into a face mask, which protects them from heat and dust while working. Mr. Pfrommer is back, but this time, his subjects are random and blurry.

Pacita Abad: the global Filipino artist who had a million things...

WHO IS Pacita Abad? In 1984, she became the first woman to win the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awards for her contributions to the art world. She had broken barriers then, and, her legacy resonates until today, because 14 years after her death in 2004, Ms. Abad still has “a million things to say.”

Fluidity and mastery of colors

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Reporter THE WORKS of Filipino artist Edgar Doctor heal. In his ongoing exhibition at the Conrad Hotel’s Gallery C...

Filipino artist Raul Isidro rocks

AT THE age of 75, artist Raul Isidro sees no reason to slow down in his pursuit of art. While he has an ongoing...

Always going beyond

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer The best tips in running a business do not always come from top executives; sometimes, they are heard...

Artist Betsy Westendorp marks her 90th birthday with a book launch

CHATTER FILLED the lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila on Feb. 22. A giant diptych of Betsy Westendorp’s signature clouds greeted guests, along...

Brazilian artist’s daughter claims LG stole images for phone Ads

The daughter of deceased Brazilian artist Lygia Pape says  LG Electronics, Inc. is using images of one of her mother’s works without permission for...

Mexican artist Jose Luis Cuevas, 83

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican artist Jose Luis Cuevas, a leader of a movement that broke with the nationalist muralists of the 1920s and ’30s,...


"She embraces every moment of her life and everybody else just watches her. ...  She’s a Renaissance woman, I find." — Cherie Gil on...