Friday, January 29, 2010
If you haven't gotten over James Cameron's titanic success Avatar yet, here's another Avatar I'd like to watch in IMAX 3D or maybe just 2D. Avatar, The Last Airbender (aka the Legend of Aang) from Nickelodeon.
Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Only the Avatar was the master of all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless Fire Nation from conquering the world.
Suddenly, the world has gotten a lot more Spiritual.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Indepth Arts News:
"Thrice Upon A Time : A Century of Story in the Art of the Philippines"
2009-11-14 until 2010-03-14
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore, SG Singapore
From November 13, 2009 until March 14, 2010 at the Singapore Art Museum, Thrice Upon A Time invites viewers on a journey filled with the stories and art of the Philippines, an adventure spanning over a hundred years. The Philippines has a rich tradition of storytelling, with stories from her pre-colonial past to present-day tales, and this exhibition presents the epic story of the country and her people through visual art. The role of the artist-as-storyteller is highlighted within this exhibition and ideas about representation, authenticity, identity and history of the nation and its people are explored.
Playing with the classic line that begins those familiar stories, "Once upon a time", the show suggests that the best stories are told over and over again. The exhibition presents works from the Philippine grand masters to some of her most exciting contemporary artists, including Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos Botong Francisco, Ben Cabrera, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Charlie Co and Geraldine Javier. Audiences will also have the exceptional opportunity to see two of the Philippines' most iconic and legendary masterworks, from Juan Luna and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, and a rarely seen painting by the Philippines' national hero, Jose Rizal.
Note: This particular Art Exhibit showcasing 70 rarely seen works and arguably one of the largest and most historically rich exhibitions of Philippine Art ever assembled outside of the country, will only run until January 31, 2010. I really wish I could go and visit, but the house-painter in me prohibits...me from doing so. It's a good thing the Ateneo Art Gallery where the Neo-Realist Masterworks Exhibit is lent from is much closer (literally) to home.
Jose Tence Ruiz,
Paraisado Sorbetero (Orange), 2004
Mixed Media Installation
Singapore Art Museum Collection
Juan Luna's Spain and the Philippines (1886)
Saturday, January 9, 2010
|Friday, August 13, 2004|
I don’t know what to say.
Julia Child was ninety-one years old when she died, late yesterday, in
So why am I so fucking sad?
I heard this morning. I was working on my book – I’m always working
Julia Child began learning to cook when she was thirty-seven years
Who knows how it happens, how you come upon your essential gift? For
She was no bending reed, of course. She had no use for silly,
This morning, I was writing about lobster murder. As anyone who’s
She told me I could do it, so I did, and it was hard. I don’t ever,
There’s so much I would not have done. Because it would not have been
So thank you Julia. Thank you.
I don’t believe in this kind of thing, and I sort of get the feeling
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Twentieth Century Fox's 3D gamble pays off with billion dollar blockbuster
by Andrew Clark, New York
guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 January 2010 23.01 GMT
They are 10ft tall, blue-skinned and inhabit the distant moon Pandora some 145 years into the future. But the Na'vi, a species of extraterrestrial eco-friendly hunters in the smash hit movie Avatar, have already made cinema history by raking in $1bn (£620m) at cinema box offices in just three weekends. Read more from The Guardian...
Looking at this picture alone gives me reason enough to watch it again. Woot!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Only skimmed parts of Top Ten Everything 2009 from TIME (linked from previous blog). Today, I'm zero-ing in on Children's Books. It's a good way to brush up on my rather lackluster reading skills.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
A look back: In August 31, 2009, it was announced that Disney wants to acquire Marvel Comics for a whopping $4B. This is how one (or two) artists celebrates the Epic Acquisition.
It's implication: Can you imagine what Toy Story 4 would look like? There would be a bunch of X-Men thrown into the plot or backyard, as it were...and the plot would definitely thicken.
Today, January 1, 2010: The Straits Times announces Disney acquires Marvel for $4.3B.
There's nothing to add beyond this line. Just another breaking news.