Pinto Art Museum – Your portal to one of Philippines’ greatest Art collection.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
~Vincent Van Gogh~
If you look at my blog site, my Facebook page, my Instagram and Pinterest account, you will instantly conclude that I am an artist by heart.
When I took up Interior Design, I have witnessed genuine artists. My classmates, my Professors and their colleagues.
We were exposed to museums, art galleries and exhibits. Some of which are ours where each student represents one creation.
I did not dare to categorize myself with them because I am not good at freehand drawing like my other classmates. However before graduation, our mentors since we’re freshmen identified the strengths of each. I in particular, my mentor claimed that I have tons of ideas to create original designs, that I am very detailed and that an artist never required excellence in freehand drawing so I can still excel with doing abstracts. And I tried a few times. She also enumerated what occupations would fit us. I remember her saying I am a free soul since I did not limit myself with established borders.
I did not end up like a Professional Artist. But it was good enough for me (just to mend a broken heart for not being a full-time one) that I was able to utilize my degree at some points in my entire career life. I did booths for exhibits, sleepless during ingress, commended for a beautiful color scheme by a former boss. He asked me to reproduce more sets, however, I only did them from the remaining fabrics that were already discontinued. So I can not clone that one anymore which eventually annoyed him. =(
I did window displays of Merchandise shops. Took charge of the the interiors and exteriors of a significant part of a theme park where I used to work, spear-headed annual competitions, emulating Broadway hits and won thrice. And as stupid as I can be sometimes, my designs were even stolen twice. These are some of my pride.
I love art. I love colors. Bright ones. Sometimes I love the soft pastels too. I am inspired by gifted hands and tried to do them in my own special way. DIYs, reproductions, tweaked in such a way you will be allowed to own it.
So anything that has to do with Arts. I am inclined. I am like a child who won’t stop asking her mom to give in to what I am wishing for.
One of the galleries I really wanted to see is Pinto Art Museum.
It was a bit hard on my part since I have to spend 5 hours to get there by commute. A total of 4 rides.
And then finally, I was able to visit it by chance on a Sunday. Which we realized isn’t wise to do since the place is a bit cramped. Considering you have to savor each piece, those works of art laboriously brought to life by renowned artists.
Jen and I had to wait (long) for our turns to revel on each piece and she ran out of patience and asked me if we can leave since she is no longer enjoying. I actually feel the same way but I tried to ignore it since I am in between enjoying the place and running out of patience at the same time.
I might suggest to the management the possibility of limiting the number of visits per day and maybe manage the galleries in such a way that bystanders won’t linger just so to give chance to others. Or it’s just a wishful thinking as I remember visiting this theme park with more than 10,000 guests at that time. Should we limit it or not might be a major concern.
I also asked Jen whether the “Pinto” is the surname of the curator or they are literally referring to the word which is “Door” in the English language. It is the latter.
I have collected several photos with “doors”. And archs, stairs, windows and of course with the different art works carefully distributed in each gallery.
You will find there everything related to the Arts:
Historical and religious items
And even Architecture
And nature in all its’ beauty.
A day is not enough to revere in their pulchritude.
And so we will make a second visit. A planned one. =)
This blog is like a gratitude to the curator who assembled hundreds of different masterpieces. It is beyond question, one of Filipino’s pride. Thank you for promoting a world-class prowess.
And secretly, I wished that I have one of my piece displayed there, under a pseudonym. =)