Further inside the Pintô Art Museum

26 Feb

Continuing the tour through various galleries of the Pintô Art Museum and the diverse work of Filipino artists took a slightly more whimsical, wooden direction this time.

I am rubbish at filters so sorry if these are again poor quality, it is partly that and also the lack of light which is a constant struggle to someone clueless when it comes to such things.

I like the wooden, framed effects of this artwork.  Overall this was my favourite gallery for consistency in theme.

To my eyes this felt like a wonderfully surreal dream world, complete with both nightmares and a host of strange situations which ask more questions than they answer.

The above photo is probably my favourite with its small performance area, like a theatre but who is the performer; the juggler, the artist or the viewer in their interpretation of the scene?

Whilst enjoying the paintings, I felt some faint flicker of recognition but couldn’t put my finger on why.  It finally came to me, as most things do, when not thinking about it.  The style reminds me of the artwork for the Smashing Pumpkins double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which coincidentally would make a good soundtrack for viewing these.







Posted by on 26/02/2018 in Art, Photography, The Philippines, Travel


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18 responses to “Further inside the Pintô Art Museum

  1. Lyn

    26/02/2018 at 07:51

    My favourites are the Leaping over the candles with an umbrella and playing the guitar on a cuckoo clock 🙂


    • Ste J

      26/02/2018 at 08:15

      I hope he makes that leap, it’s a risky thing to attempt. I wonder at the face in the cuckoo clock, who is this navigator of the makeshift boat? The face is hard to interpret but so many stories come from it, it makes me happy to ponder.

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  2. Carly |

    26/02/2018 at 08:26

    Wow – these are some very evocative pieces!


    • Ste J

      26/02/2018 at 10:02

      They really are fascinating, I am always blown away with the creativity that is on show in such places.

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  3. Resa

    26/02/2018 at 09:58

    WOW!! It’s like cousin Tarot Cards!!!


    • Ste J

      26/02/2018 at 10:08

      Interesting, I like that connection! That would be one deck of cards I would love to own.

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      • Resa

        26/02/2018 at 10:13

        Me too! I could draw them… it would take a few years. Sigh…..


        • Ste J

          26/02/2018 at 10:26

          Well in order to distract you from such a time consuming task, I will publish my final museum trip post tomorrow. I am nice like that.

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          • Resa

            03/03/2018 at 05:43

            Yes, you are very nice…. nice and lovely! 😀

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  4. shadowoperator

    26/02/2018 at 22:00

    I wonder what descending into candles means–there are two different paintings in which this is happening to characters. Maybe a legend or tale, reinterpreted differently by two different artists?


    • Ste J

      27/02/2018 at 06:56

      Well hopefully a gust of wind will stop the guy with the umbrella getting his vitals from getting a singeing. Perhaps it is something to do with the fallibility of humans vs angels, it is an intriguing theme.


  5. LuAnn

    28/02/2018 at 02:15

    I love this type of artwork as it always makes me wonder on what mood/theme the artist was trying to convey. What a great little find!


    • Ste J

      28/02/2018 at 07:07

      It is an enigma, it is unsurprising that people sit and gaze at pieces of art for hours on end. I am excited to see what else I can find now.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Clare Pooley

    28/02/2018 at 07:52

    I love these paintings! I like the surreal themes and the colours – wonderful!


    • Ste J

      28/02/2018 at 08:45

      I like to imagine them before I go to sleep, it may inspire my mind to such whimsical images but with words as I can’t draw for toffee.

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  7. macjam47

    12/03/2018 at 04:31

    The three candles do seem to be a theme here, but my favorite is the guitarist on top of the cuck-koo clock.


    • Ste J

      12/03/2018 at 07:03

      I bet he is a terrible pain in the neck, the more I look at that one, the more questions are raised. I always like questions in artwork.

      Liked by 1 person


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