Category Archives: Arts

Birthday greeting picture

Throwback Thursday. I stumble on N’s picture on twitter. This was supposedly taken in March. N may be shy in person but she tries to get involve in school organizations that would help her enhance her creativity.

Best Performing Student Award

Just another post to show how proud I am as a mother to two hardworking kids (young adults now). My daughter recently received two certificates during the FIT’s 10th Annual Students’ Recognition several days ago.

She got the Best Performing Student certificate for ranking second among the ITE top students for school year 2016-2017

The second certificate was for her and her group’s achievement as CMMA awardee. You can read related stories here, here and here.

Way to go, anak. I’m so proud of you! 🙂

Pieta

A Franceso Riccardo Monti sculpture at the National Museum.

Located on the ground floor of the National Museum of Fine Arts (Old Legislative Building), visitors can view a Pieta by Italian sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti (1888-1958) who lived and worked in the Philippines from 1930 to 1958.

The Pieta, probably made in 1946 of concrete polychrome, features a mannerist style that became predominant in Italy after Renaissance in the 16th century. It is characterized by “elongated forms, spiral angles, twisting poses, and aloof subject gazes”, according to rad.edu. Monti was commissioned to create this for a funerary chapel, which may have inspired him to depart briefly from his remarkable Art Deco style.

Catalina Realty, Inc., through artist Phyllis Zaballero, donated Monti’s Pieta to the National Museum in 2013.

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

Information taken from the Facebook page of the National Museum of the Philippines.

The picture was taken by hubby when he and the kids visited the museum last June 17.

The National Museum of the Philippines is located at the P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila. It is open from Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM