Recommendation by Tricia Importante
Pinto Art Museum is a Santorini inspired sanctuary for the art-enthusiast located in the heart of Antipolo City. Pinto Art Museum exhibits a combination of contemporary Filipino Paintings. 1: “Fallen but not Forgotten” Tin can art made as tribute to the SAF 44, Elite Police Commandos who were brutally killed in a bloody encounter in Maguindanao, Philippines. 2: Panalo! (Winner!) This huge canvass is made by artist Ferdie Montemayor. The painting portrays the sport of Triathlon (Swimming, Biking and Running). 3: Lolong and Loleng A 3D painting done by artist Demetrio Dela Cruz referring to the crocodiles discovered in the Philippines. 4: Karnabal This canvas is made by several artists of Salingpusa group to visualize their dissatisfaction on the socio-political realities after the Marcos regime. 5: “Like Rats It Returns to Its True Form” This art shows more than a hundred of plastic rats swarming on an old building. The old building is known to be a mini replica of the University of Santo Tomas Main Building. 6: Oblivious This art made by Stephanie Lopez is one of the most popular artwork in the museum. This amazing steel wire sculpture represents relationships, sexuality and human frailty. 7: “The Hollow Man” Simple but deep, made by artist Alab Pagarigan. This artwork represents Concrete and Solid Reality, “Only the perceiving mind that makes sense of what is otherwise, senseless and without solidity.” 8: Power and Unity This sculpture is made by Joe Geralde to signify the People Power Revolution, the so-called bloodless revolution last 1986.
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