PACITA ABAD: SHE MADE SO MANY MEN ANGRY 36 YEARS AGO
On this day 36 years ago, the Filipino artist PACITA ABAD aroused a lot of anger, especially from men.
In 1984, Abad was one of ten recipients of the Ten Outstanding Youth Awards, a prestigious recognition for young people awarded by the Junior Hall International Philippines.
Before 1984, women were not eligible and no women were seen – not even Pashitaabad.
Today, Google is celebrating the day Abad broke sexual barriers with Google Doodles that praise his style and use of distinct colors.
Abad, a famous artist born in Pasco, the small capital of the Patane Islands in the northern Philippines, has traveled the world, lived on six continents and designed a style of drawing that uses Italian quilting technology, a trap. A form of quilting that results in a “puffy” appearance (used on the Starfleet costume in Star Trek II: Khan’s Fury), which gave Abad his paintings a third dimension. Trapunto has enabled Abad to integrate his immediate environment into his work. She embellished the rooms with stones, seashells and whatever else was available, making sure that each piece really came from a very specific angle of the world.
In many ways, a colorful woman, Abad paintings are famous for their vibrant use of color and experimentation. She learned that she had a talent for early color. While studying at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, his teacher, abstract painter Blaine Larson, presented the whole class with one of Abad’s first paintings, titled “Hunting.” Larsen told everyone, “We can teach Pacita a lot about composition, composition and perspective, but let me tell you, I’m going to die to have their colors. You can’t teach someone a color. one; you have it or not. ”
Her work features vivid colors, mixed media and international themes. Google has said that Abad is dedicated to making the world better through art. This dedication is found in her 1979 series Portraits of Cambodia, which she used to raise awareness of social issues.
He then switched to abstract work and devised a drawing technique called trapunto, or quilting in Italian. The drawing method was to fill his canvas with seashells, fabrics and other materials found on his travels. This would give the painting a sculpted effect, as we saw in his 1991 work Caught in Limits.
Google Doodle shows the artist in his distinctive colorful style with the word “Google” hidden in circles and abstract patterns. Abad produced over 5,000 works of art throughout his life and is now part of collections in over 70 countries.
reported by INVERSE