Quantcast
Article Index |Advertise | Mobile | RSS | Wireless | Newsletter | Archive | Corrections | Syndication | Contact us | About Us| Services
 
  Breaking News :    
Advertisement
Property Guide
Inquirer Mobile

INQUIRER ALERT
Get the free INQUIRER newsletter
Enter your email address:

 
Inquirer Headlines / Metro Type Size: (+) (-)
You are here: Home > News > Inquirer Headlines > Metro

  ARTICLE SERVICES      
     Reprint this article     Print this article  
    Send Feedback  
    Post a comment   Share  

  RELATED STORIES  




imns


100 NUDES/100 YEARS
Exhibit showcases UP's best artists in last 100 years

By Jeannette Andrade
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:01:00 06/21/2008

Filed Under: Arts, Culture & Entertainment,Painting

MANILA, Philippines--The nude provokes its viewers to acknowledge the bare truth of the human body.

With this in mind, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) recently launched an art exhibit, "100 Nudes/100 Years" featuring the work of graduates of the university, among them nine national artists.

According to Romy Carlos, one of the event organizers whose work is also featured in the exhibit, the inspiration for the art show came from the Oblation: UP's symbol for freedom to accept and pronounce wisdom and truth without reservation.

"We (UPAA members) were thinking in terms of coming up with something worthwhile for the centennial of the university, an enriching program. I suggested 100 nudes," Carlos told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

He said the exhibit is aimed at showcasing the massive amount of talent UP has turned out in the last 100 years.

He admitted with a laugh that if they had not limited to nudes the artwork to be displayed at the exhibit, they probably would have had a difficult time determining which pieces to include as there was an open invitation to all UP artists to participate in the event.

Although the UPAA had less than a month to organize the exhibit, the task was made easy by the willingness of alumni tapped by the group to lend their artwork.

In fact, the organizers exceeded their target. "There are 116 works now in the exhibit," Carlos said, adding with a smile, "But who's counting? The more the merrier."

Art collectors also gladly lent the valuable pieces in their collections--the masterpieces of National Artists Fernando Amorsolo, Guillermo Tolentino, Carlos "Botong" Francisco, Napoleon Abueva, Vicente Manansala, Cesar Legaspi, Jose Joya, Benedicto "Bencab" Cabrera and Abdulmari Asia Imao.

Likewise featured in the exhibit are the work of second generation artists: Abueva's son, Mulawin; Imao's son, Juan Sajid and Angel Cacnio's sons, Ferdie and Michael.

Other artists also taking part in the exhibit are Mauro Malang-Santos, Inquirer artist Jess Abrera, Federico Aguilar-Alcuaz, Reb Belleza, Greg Bolaños, Elmer Borlongan, Alfred Capiral, Araceli Dans, Jeff Dizon, Neil Doloricon, Ben Francisco, Nonoy Gamboa, Ofie Gelvezon-Tequi, Ding Hidalgo, Ben Infante, Gigi Javier-Alfonso, Pete Jimenez, Aileen Lanuza, Herman Lazo, Alfredo Liongoren, Romy Mananquil, Popo San Pascual, José Santos, Nestor O. Vinluan and Janice Young.

Randy Solon, who just graduated this year from the UP College of Fine Arts, said it was his first time to put his nude artwork on display.

He added that he was proud to take part in an important and meaning project of the university in promoting the arts.

The "100 Nudes/100 Years" exhibit will run until June 25 in the Mandarin Oriental Suites at the fourth floor of Gateway Mall in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.



Copyright 2014 Philippine Daily Inquirer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk.
Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate.
Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer
Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets,
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


Share

RELATED STORIES:

OTHER STORIES:

COLUMNS:


  ^ Back to top

© Copyright 2001-2014 INQUIRER.net, An INQUIRER Company

The INQUIRER Network: HOME | NEWS | SPORTS | SHOWBIZ & STYLE | TECHNOLOGY | BUSINESS | OPINION | GLOBAL NATION | Site Map
Services: Advertise | Buy Content | Wireless | Newsletter | Low Graphics | Search / Archive | Article Index | Contact us
The INQUIRER Company: About the Inquirer | User Agreement | Link Policy | Privacy Policy

Advertisement
Philippine Fiesta
TAGAYTAY FONTAINE VILLAS
DZIQ 990
Pacquiao