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Dukit (2013)

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Carving God in the Image of a Sinner

By Nicanor G. Tiongson

In the Western cinema, filmmakers who have tried to create portraits of iconic visual artists in the narrative film have faced one and the same challenge : How does one depict in a feature film the process of creation, so essential to the understanding of an artist’s works, without ending up with a cold documentary or putting the audience to sleep? According to critic Jeff Hanson, some directors have solved this “problem “ by ignoring altogether the artist’s creative process and focusing instead on some unknown or sensationalistic aspect of the artist’s life, like the tumultuous relationship between Van Gogh and his brother in Vincent and Theo or the many dalliances of Picasso in Surviving Picasso. On the other hand, the more imaginative directors have gone beyond factual reality to weave deconstructive fables that offer precious insights into the artist, his works, and his times, as Derek Jarman did in Caravaggio and Akira Kurosawa in the Van Gogh episode of Dreams. Read complete review

Material Na Produksyon Ng Ukit, Santo’t Buhay Sa Pampanga

Ni Rolando B. Tolentino

Matulain ang kwento at pelikula. At tulad ng akda ng sining, ang pag-unawa’t apresiasyon ay matutunghayan lamang sa kabuuan nito, sa masusing pagtunghay ng simula, gitna at katapusan bilang pagkilala sa materialidad ng paglikha ng sining, at ang alegorikong paglikha ng organikong artista’t manlilikha, etniko at etikal na mamamayan.

Ang Dukit ay pagtunghay sa produksyon ng ukit, mga santo’t buhay sa Pampanga: ang magkahalintulad kundi man sabayang proseso ng paglikha ng sining at buhay ng isang manlililok, si Waldo na isinadula’t ginamapan ng tatlong artista sa kani-kanilang yugto ng sining at buhay nito: Bambalito Lacap, Bor Ocampo, at Willy Layug. Read complete review