Busy si kuya utoy so bear with yet another photo-filled post. I wanted sana to do a foodie post on Bagoong Club in Tomas Morato, QC but I’d rather spare the restaurant from a detailed panlalait. All those unsuccessful fusion dishes and serving bagoong with just about anything just failed to impress me. My verdict on the Bagoong Club: decent enough for a weekend family dinner-out.
I’m featuring today the artworks that can be found at Nicanor Garcia St., Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City, the street formerly known as Riposo.
The scribbles of nude women on this painting reminds me so much of Merton’s nudes to which I made a homage on one of my posts.
while this one has the “cubist’s nudes” feel.
Would you believe, they’re streetside murals?
Here’s some more murals. Note the espa-espada plant at the bottom part of the following pictures.
The Nicanor Garcia St. is also the home of Budji Layug’s showroom, Liberstiles, Wine Depot and the Alliance Francaise de Manille. Here is a picture of a wall art near the parking space of Alliance Francaise. It’s a modern mosaic composed of fired ceramic tessera. It recalls the classic depiction of medieval saints, who, when tempted to commit the sins of the flesh, throw themselves naked on the thorny rose bushes. Ouch.
Inside Alliance Francaise is a small authentic French coffeeshop and an art gallery. Shown here is the exhibit of Manuel Baldemor’s paintings entitled “Springtime in France.”
Every month, new exhibits are opened here so one can drop by Alliance to view them, if not to order coq au vin for lunch.
The last on our picture is the Altar Cross at the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle also in Nicanor Garcia St. The parish building is designed by a National Artist whose name eludes me right now. This Cross is sculpted by yet another National Artist whose name I also forgot.