I have been wanting to visit this place. Many thanks to Koryn for posting and sharing her blog article on Facebook and I was once again excited to hear about Pinto Art Museum.
I read that there are guided tours, but when we went there, the lady collecting the entrance fees just shrugged her shoulders and said that we can find them (tour guides) inside the galleries… There were NONE. It would have been a lot more interesting to know the stories behind the beautiful artworks (see some of these below). I’d like to think that she wanted to give me a reason to come back :)
Great place for prenup photography
Again, thanks to Koryn’s blog for letting us know that we had to use the “negative effect” of our cellphone cams in order to appreciate the beauty of this artwork by Geraldine Javier, who loves to use color-photo negatives as subjects for her paintings.
Holy On Sundays. Oil on canvas by Geraldine Javier, 1999
Photo on left: Painting as seen with the naked eye
Photo on right: Painting as seen with the “negative effect” application on cellphone cams.
Sofia’s favorite art piece in the gallery: The Unicorn
It was fun seeing the paintings up close. For example, it was a very pleasant surprise to see hand embroideries on this painting. The details were amazing.
It was indeed a great day until my camera started acting up. The rest of my pictures were either over-exposed or over-saturated. Again, more reasons to come back! :D
Sorry, my camera was broken and I was not able to capture the real beauty of this masterpiece. It was made with THREADS! I wanted to take it home!
The painting behind Sofia is another color-photo negative artwork by Geraldine Javier.
We didn’t even notice until Sofia told us.
TIP: If you plan on visiting on a weekend, make sure to come EARLY morning (as soon as they open) because crowd starts to arrive after lunch. Also, it’s nice to have lunch at Pinto Art Museum, overlooking the nice scenery of the place. Food was good and was priced okay.
Just a warning: Their salpicao is not really the traditional salpicao, but it’s good. Oh, and it’s SPICY!
PINTO ART MUSEUM
San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal
Contact Number: Phone: (02) 697-1015
Entrance Ticket Rates:
Regular: Php 180
Senior Citizen: Php 150
Students with ID: Php 100
3 years old below: FREE
NOTE: NO Food, NO Pets, NO Smoking, NO Changing Clothes allowed inside the museum
Tuesday – Sunday
9 AM – 6 PM
Photo Shoot Rates:
Php 7,500: Upper garden, lower garden and Indigenous Art Museum
Php 15,000: Upper garden, lower garden, Indigenous Art Museum and the new museum wing door
NOTE: Photo shoot rates are inclusive of:
► 5 hours shoot (Php 750 per hour in excess)
► 5 pax (Php 300 per head in excess)
► Non-airconditioned room for preps (Additional Php 500 for 5 hours for air-conditioned rooms, plus Php 100 per hour in excess)