By Lily O. Ramos
MANILA, April 16 (PNA)– The posh Yuchengco Museum along Ayala Avenue, Makati City, presents this April the unusual beauty of painting and rare, colorful indigenous textile art works that cost thousands of pesos if ever they are sold.
Did you know that the artwork in indigenous textiles reflect the weaver's rich mathematical instincts?
For those who missed Dr. Ma. Louise Antonette De Las Peñas' Feb. 21 lecture on "Mathematical Symmetries of Selected Philippine Indigenous Textile," the video presentation is available for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/8eE4uVC437s.
Dr. De Las Peñas is a Mathematics professor from Ateneo de Manila University(ADMU) who has written research about weaving maths, symmetry in handwoven mats, and weaving symmetry among the Kankana-ey tribe of northern Philippines or the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR.)
Dr. De Las Peñas is currently a Visiting Professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.
Also waiting to be discovered and viewed at Dragon Valley Gallery is Likhang Pinay, an exhibit of fine art prints and paintings by women artists from the Yuchengco museum collection.
The featured female artists are Ambie Abaño, Norma Belleza ,Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Brenda Fajardo, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, Lenore RS Lim, Julie Lluch, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Ann Pamintuan, and Pam Yan-Santos.
The exhibits are conveniently located at the second floor of one of the most cavernous and state of the art museums in the Philippines.(PNA)