Before the invention of the camera and the advent of photography, people sat for portraits. Historical events, places and objets d’art were preserved for posterity in paintings and drawings that were much valued by their owners. These paintings were referred to as “pictures” and even today in many Western countries, visual arts on canvas, murals or frescoes are still referred to as “pictures”.
On the 21st of June, 6pm Galerie Stephanie celebrates this tradition as it mounts “Moving Pictures”, an omnibus exhibit of paintings and sculptures that depict motion, figurative and otherwise: clouds floating by, waterfalls crushing down on rocks, angels in flight, robust torsos in frenzied dance, Maria Claras floating in the atmosphere, lovers locked in a tight embrace, musicians in hypnotic movement, and common folk carrying on with their trade.
“Moving Pictures” gathers in one venue more than 40 works by 17 painters and four sculptors, among them National Artist Arturo Luz, Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee Juvenal Sanso, Mario Parial, Lydia Velasco, Dominic Rubio, Carlo Magno, Vincent de Pio, Juanito Torres, Aileen Lanuza, Karina Baluyut, Jerry Morada, Amador Barquilla, Aljo Pingol, Chubern di Loretto, Jomar Delluba, Jovan Benito, Nell Campos, and Hamzah Marbella aswell as sculptors Ramon Orlina, Michael Cacnio, and Glenn Cagandahan.