Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

3-Dimentional Art History

One of the most interesting presentation of art history I have seen in recent memory is the Museum of Taipei University of Education‘s modern art timeline. Basically, they have a linear … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Smiles and Frowns of Mona Lisa

Since I started teaching in an exclusive school, I became fond of starting the semester with Mona Lisa Smile. This line from Catherine Watson is the best: What is art? … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Eye of the Flâneur (?):Re-Evaluating Modernism

Soft lighting, generic jazz music, cheap wine, flowing beer, canapés, dimsum, finger foods and pretensions—that pretty much describes the stereotypical gallery opening in the “modern” art world of Manila. People … Continue reading

July 28, 2011 · 4 Comments

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