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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

MindScapes Exhibit

Aloha Everyone,

Special ongoing exhibition at Ayala Museum is called MindScapes. Featuring selected works from the Shell National Students Art Competition Winners, 31 paintings and sculptures were exhibited. This annual art competition is open to all Filipino college students.

In addition, there were many pieces from early 2000 and one as early as 1958. Several pieces looked very familiar to me. Perhaps I saw them when I visited Ayala Museum with Jeff in early 2000 and again with J.J. last year.

The human brain is the most complicated organ. 100 billion nerve cells and many contact points between them. Our brain has capabilities that no supercomputer can match. These student artists used imagination and creativity to produce works that viewers react positive or negative, love or hate and even detest the work. Some canvas are all harmony in colors, designs, shapes while others are unsettling and disruptive. One want to move away from it.

“The painter has the Universe in his mind.”
- Leonardo da Vinci

“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
- Michelangelo

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
- Albert Einstein

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
- Aristotle

Aloha -- Cathi