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Arts with Banana Stalks

Sharing you what I found out  about Philippine arts, which  is  a very interesting and amazing one. Anyone who are interested in Arts like I do will like and appreciate these works of art. The Native Arts with banana stalks

The Magic of  Letras Y Figuras – Arts by Alvaro Jimenez

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Paintings Philippines features the works of the great Filipino artist Alvaro Jimenez from his watercolor and acrylic masterpieces depicting Philippine Native Art carefully crafted in the canvass and even in unique banana stalks.

What is Letras Y Figuras?
Letras Y Figuras is an original manifest of the great Filipino sense of artistic design most especially during the colonial days. Letras Y Figuras is an art form in which the letters of the alphabets are painted in such a way that their contours are formed out of the shape of human figures, plants, animals, and quotidian objects. One artwork of Letras Y Figuras usually presents an individual’s name (first name, surname “apellido”, or initials) usually that of the patron.
Letras Y Figuras stunning works mainly centers on the illusory optical effects. The letras painter would spend hours depicting (even inventing) human and animal poses and actions—casual, acrobatic, or impossible—in order to form the contour of a specific letter. The illusion achieved, the finished painting held the viewer captivated in pleasurable distraction as he figured out the letters or the figures or whatever first attracted his glance.
As regards to the letras being uniquely Filipino, no old example of letter embellishment as an independent easel painting along the approach of the Filipinos’ letras has been found in any other culture. Although the art of letter embellishment may be traced back to the illumination of capital letters in medieval manuscripts, not one of these shows the deliberate exploitation of shapes of objects to form the letters.

History of Letras Y Figuras

The earliest example so far known of the letras y figuras dates to 1845 and this might have been painted in Manila at the time of the genre’s inception – if it weren’t the first one. The last extant specimens were done in the last decade of the American period, in the 1930s. By which time, there were letras y figuras painters all over Luzon region as suggested by specimens found in Bulacan, Pampanga, and Laguna – examples may still turn up in the Visayas – which shows the art form had then rooted as an artistic exercise, if not a genuine expression of the folk.
The earliest known painter of this genre, perhaps its inventor, is understandably also the most celebrated practitioner of the art – Jose Honorato Lozano. He lived from about 1821 to the 1880s. He became one of the illustrators of the magazine, La Illustracion del Oriente. His albums of watercolors of Philippine scenes became one of the most sought after items among the foreign business community. In 1995, an album of Lozano watercolors were auctioned at Christie’s London at the starting bid of 300,000 pounds.
Continuing this great legacy is one of the
Best Filipino PainterAlvaro Jimenez  of  Pampanga  Philippines

Article Courtesy of:
http://factoidz.com/letras-y-figuras-uniquely-filipino-art-genre/


HELLO EVERYONE I’M BACK

10410682_437463089729679_5964737462896939999_nIt has been  a long time …but i will try to come back slowly .

connie ranny


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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS


Earth Day

Earth Day.


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SEASON’S GREETINGS TO ALL

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HELLO EVERYONE

SO SORRY I HAVEN’T BEEN HERE FOR AGES ..I HOPE I WILL BE ABLE TO COME BACK ANF DO MY

NORMAL BLOGGING AGAIN…I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN YOU ALL BUT THE LAST MONTHS I HAD

SO MUCH TO DO AND NOT MUCH TIME FOR BLOGGING.MY LOVE AND GREETINGS TO ALL. TAKE CARE

WISH YOU ALL WELL AND SAFE …’TIL I COME BACK

WITH LOVE ALWAYS XOXOXO~CONNIE

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SAD EYES

Sad Eyes

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Where do the ‘good times’ disappear,

When they have come and gone…

Replaced with new friends, not by choice,

But ’cause something went wrong?

My new friends may bring with them,

Some words that make me smile,

Still I feel melancholy,

For what was once ‘our’ style.

I think about Times passage,

About a promise gone,

Are friendships not forever?

Meant not to last for long?

At end of each new day now,

Without a word from you…

I try to cover up the hurt,

Pretend that I’m not blue.

I try to go on with my life,

Accept you’re not a part,

But sad eyes are the mirror of,

The ache that fills my heart.

©  2004  Loree (Mason) O’Neil


MISSING YOU ALL…

HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS ….

I AM NOT ABLE TO COME BACK AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE OF LUCK OF TIME AND HOPEFULLY
BE BACK SOON. FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS I WILL TRY TO BE HERE. 5th OF
JUNE TO 18th I WILL BE IN LONDON..I WILL TRY MY BEST TO GET IN TOUCH NO MATTER
WHERE I AM. I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN YOU ALL ,AND THANKS AS WELL TO ALL WHO HAVE
BEEN FOLLOWING MY BLOG . I WILL MAKE IT UP WITH YOU ALL VERY SOON..TAKE CARE

SENDING MY LOVE; REGARDS AND HUGS ..MISSING YOU
XOXO~CONNIE

P1280053 for you ..


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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY..TO ALL MOMS ..

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY..TO ALL MOMS ...FOR YOU MY DEAR BELOVED MOM

.FOR YOU MY DEAR BELOVED MOM IN HEAVEN ..HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ..I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH ..I WISH I COULD REACH OUT FOR YOU AND GIVE YOU A BIG..BIG TIGHT HUGS…