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INSIGHT PAPER

1) Why art is ageless and timeless?

The ideas or emotions expressed with art are ones that are experienced universally
making its value independent of age or time. Also, agelessness and timelessness can
refer to a classical style of art that will never go out of fashion, in that it does not utilize
any wonky trends that will only be popular for a short and specific period of time.
2) Why is art not nature?

Art is not nature; art is made by man.it is man’s interpretation of objects perceived by
him as art has been created by all people at all times.
3) Why does art involve experience?
Art involves both the artist and the observer. Art is a recording of human experience
and involves the human experiences. Your experiences shape all your art.

4) Does art always have function? If art work did not have any function, it will
remain art?

Art always has a function, even if it is simply an outlet of creative expression for the
artist. Defined this way, art doesn't have to be viewed, let alone appreciated, to be
called “art.” If “function” refers to the meaning and resultant effect art may have on
society, then art with no practical function would still be art. I don't think that there's a
requirement by society, in general, that art have a purpose as part of its definition.
John Louel Cabote CBET-19-304A
Art Appreciatation

REFLECTION PAPER

The documentary produced by Jesuit communication “Sa Duyan ng Sining”


features the Filipino artists Kidlat Tahimik, Julie Lluch, Levi Celerio, Leonor Orosa
Goquingco, and Lucio San Pedro.

In the documentary on some of the most prominent contemporary Filipino artists,


the first filipino artist was been present in the documentary is Levi Celerio. Celerio was
born in Tondo Manila, he started playing violin when he is 11 years old and he is a
scholar in Academy of Music in manila. He is amazing and resourceful person he used
the Leaf as a musical instrument and because of that he was awarded on the
Guinness Book of Records for playing music using leaves and also he wrote lyrics for
more than 4,000 Filipino folk, Christmas and love songs, including many that became
movie titles and lastly He was awarded the title of national artist for music and literature
in 1997 by Philippines President Fidel Ramos. But before he earn those succession
in life, Levi Celerio, had his left hand injured when he was just a child due to climbing
up a tree. The reason why he did because he was following his father, the day his
father abandoned him and his mother. That's also the reason why in every show he
couldn't play for a long period of time.

The second artist featured is Lucio San Pedro. Lucio San Pedro was born in
Angono, Rizal.He studied the banjo, bandurria,and Octavian which inspired him to
become a serious musician. Lucio is popular for his contributions to the field of
Philippine music such as the lullaby a “Sa Ugoy ng Duyana”, made with another
National Artist for Music, Levi Celerio, and the symphonic poem “Lahing
Kayumanggia”. He composed many different types of music including symphonic,
band, vocal, choral, theater, chamber and movie, all which boasts Filipino pride and
soul. Before he become famous in his field, he studied harmony and orchestration and
took advanced composition training in Netherlands and become a teacher in various
university like Ateneo de Manila University, College of Music of the University of the
Philippines, Diliman and many more.

The third artist was Leonor Orosa a Filipino national artist in creative dance and
was born in Jolo, Sulu.She took graduate courses in theatre craft, drama and music,
Her pen name was Cristina Luna and she was known as Trailblazer, Mother of
Philippine Theater Dance and become a great choreographer is because she knew
the Philippines thoroughly.Orosa-Goquingco has received numerous awards, among
them the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award, 1961; the Rizal Centennial Award,
1962; Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan award and Republic Cultural Heritage Award,
1964; Presidential Award of Merit, 1970; Tandang Sora Award, 1975; and the
Columbia University Alumni Association Award, 1975.

The fourth artist is Julie Lluch. Her highly personal art finds perfect expression in
Philippine indigenous clay to which she refers as a most “sensuous and pleasurable”
feminine medium. At the forefront of the national women’s movement in the area of
culture and the arts, Julie helped form the feminist group Katipunan ng Kababaihan
para sa Kalayaan (KALAYAAN) together with women writers, activists and
intellectuals in 1983. For her excellent work setting high standards in the field of
Philippine sculpture and for enhancing women’s position in our society, Julie Lluch
has been duly recognized. Among her awards are: Thirteen Artists Award given by
CCP, Outstand Citizenship in Art given by City of Iligan (1992), Most Outstanding
Woman Artist awarded by Quezon City Government (1995), Sining at Kalinangan
Award sa Araw ng Maynila, given by the City of Manila (1997).

And lastly, the story of Kidlat tahimik or also known as “Eric De Guia”. He changed
his name to Kidlat. With his wife's name starting with K (Katrin). He is a movie director,
writer and actor whose films are commonly associated through their critiques of neo-
colonialism with the Third Cinema movement. He received various awards in
Philippines as a national artist and a great film maker, following his successes in
Europe and the U.S., and even with the precarious situation in the Philippines, Kidlat
decided to resettle in Baguio with his family. The environment of violence that greeted
Kidlat upon his arrival moved him to make a more explicitly political film. But Tahimik's
4-story home in Benguet, Philippines burned down in February of 2004. The family
was able to escape safely, but the director's film stock and collection of art and artifacts
were destroyed.

Overall, because of this video documentary I become inspired and to think of it if I


will become an artist, I chose to be a painter, I love painting people’s facial
expressions, gestures, and emotions. I also love colors and light and being able to
create with my hands. When I paint, I feel like I’m solving a problem or creating an
idea that didn’t exist before or maybe I can be in the field of photography, I am the
type of person who loves to travel a lot and capture the moment by taking pictures of
it.

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