LOCATION: Antipolo City, Rizal Province, PHILIPPINES
Here are some of the vast collection of artworks and art pieces at the Pinto Art Gallery. I really recommend that you visit this place. It is not just an art tour, but it is an uplifting experience of the spirit.
Check out the gallery… (click on a thumbnail for a better appreciation of the image).
A few months ago, an inspiring travel photographer posted a photo of a door in his Facebook account. It is the entrance to the Pinto Art Gallery. It wasn’t much about the door itself, but the feel of accomplishment for this young man for having discovered it and enjoyed the visit that made me want to visit that place.
Pinto Gallery is a gallery owned by a retired and accomplished doctor. It is perched in a sprawling property in a modest subdivision at the heart of Antipolo City. It was initially intended to be a personal gallery of the vast art collection of the good doctor until he decided to support other artists by opening his doors for them. He built a gallery to house and display these artworks which is now called the Pinto Art Gallery.
“Pinto” is the Filipino word for “door”. And that is exactly what I noticed in this place. Its got so many doors that lead to rooms with awesome exhibits and to gardens that are either amusing, relaxing or breathtaking.
I enjoyed the vibe of this place. I have experienced some museums and galleries that are intimidating and forceful to the point of being superficial and conceited, but here in Pinto, my experience was, it is open, sincere and easy to connect with.
And the gardens …
Oh! the G A R D E N S! I can stay here for days. 🙂
And they are all over the place! 🙂
Thanks to that inspiring young travel photographer. His name is Brian Kevin Felix.
This is the Pinto Art Gallery as I saw and experienced it. Take a tour of this beautiful place through this photo gallery. (click the thumbnail for better appreciation of the image)
You may also get a glimpse of some of the artworks of Pinto in this link:
It was my first time to go to the BenCab Museum. Been hearing about it from friends, but what they talk mostly about was the cafe inside the museum.
Thus, when I finally entered the place, I was surprised to see a beautiful and well mounted masterpieces and works of art of a master. This place is heaven for visual people like me. I loved every piece of art inside. I wasn’t able to take a lot of pictures because I chose to delight myself in swallowing and digesting the soul and spirit of the artist in each of his artwork.
I had a big bonus though. The master himself, Ben Cabrera was there. Was able to capture him in his somber and grounded aura sipping his coffee by the window. Perhaps, this is his daily afternoon ritual.
I wish I stayed longer but I was with a large group of friends and we still have other places to visit that day.
(You may click any of the thumbnail to see the larger version of the image)