Saturday, September 13, 2014


I was back in Baguio City last week for work. I had a whole morning and afternoon to myself. So I tried to be spontaneous and checked out some 4square suggestions.

I had breakfast at 50's Diner along Leonard Wood. I was here years back with a date. Hihihi. The place remains stuck in time. And so is the menu. Haha. The food I got is nothing to rave about (Pancake sandwich) but I had it 'deconstructed' so it was served as pancakes with sidings. hehe.

Then I made the mistake of deciding to go to the BenCab Museum after. Yes, a mistake because Asin Road is under major repair. There was like 500 meters of rough road. I feared for the belly of my lowered car. Expert chauffeur managed to navigate with minimal grating.

I must say, though, that the museum was so worth it, starting with the place itself. The modernist building looks over a valley.

The sight of the luscious foliage was already inspiring.

The art on display blew me away. Though I am no art critic, BenCab's own works just moved me. I love his palette choices. To my untrained eye, his works didn't seem to come from one person.

See how those yero rooftops take on beauty in geometry.

She is not the famous Sabel, BenCab's muse. I love that expression on her. "I am not here. I am somewhere else."

This reunion filled me with longing. They all bury their faces into each other.

The gallery also displays works of other artists. It had a 'masters exhibit' featuring national artists (Joya, Magsaysay-Ho stood out for me). And, I believe some up and coming artists as well. I managed to capture one was he was putting the finishing touches to his work. This brings to mind 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.' But this time, the fruits are the victims. (Which they really are?)

That brief visit made me want to indulge my eyes in more art. I'll ask c3 to accompany and do some gallery/museum hopping soon.

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Anonymous said...

Wow. If there is one truly work of art that can be found in this post, it would be the last picture. Finally having the courage to reveal how you look like (with that very clear photo) is more inspiring that all the bencabs combined

Way to go CC. Although kinda late , I'm still happy for you). So goodbye corporate closet, hello corporate whatever-the-opposite-of-closet is. Lol.

♔ıǝɹɯɐı♔ said...

Wish I could go museum-hopping too. But the thing is, I don't even know if we have a museum here in our locality.

Nice feature on BenCab Museum though :)

Anonymous said...

the man on the canvass holding an iphone is cute.....

Anonymous said...

So bold of you to post your photo!

JapaneseAdobo said...

OMG. Tell me about the road going there; but yeah, it was all worth it. Pareho tau ng pic dunsa last photo mo. Hehehe

Anonymous said...

wow.. i'm rekindling my past (blog life).. you still blog, and that's amazing. - galavantiator