Saturday, May 16, 2009

Photo-Hunt: painted capiz

These decorative figurines were crafted from tin, laminated with capiz shell and hand-painted. Exquisitely painted, these semi-flat figurines were mounted on MDF base and stand approximately 12 inches tall. Designed by a Filipino designer, these have been exported to US and Europe. I have been working with this medium for so long but I wasn't aware until recently that tin figurines are some of the most precious and hard-to-find collectibles. Reproductions are easily found in tourist souvenir shops and flea markets, but the originals are highly prized.

a Geisha
Bull-fighters

Posted for Photo Hunt

25 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Looks well made. No doubt they're considered sought after collectibles. I love them.

Dennis Villegas said...

Wow beautiful work of art..Galing talaga ng Pinoy!

Hootin' Anni said...

Those are tin?!!! Amazing.

My 'PAINTED' is posted now. Hope you can join me at my blog today sometime. Have a great weekend.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The detail is lovely. I can see why collectors prize them.

Miriam said...

Patronize Philippine-made products. Ganda!

julie said...

These are interesting pieces :) Go Pinoy!

jennyL said...

wow at taga sa amin pa yung designer.. What a nice piece of art..

Here’s my entry
http://jennys-corner.com/2009/05/photohunt-painted-faces-at-aliwan.html
http://jennytalks.com/2009/05/photohunt-painted.html

Ladykli said...

I love these! The colors are so vibrant!

Here are my painted photos. Hope you'll have a look.

Carver said...

I love these figurines. Great choice for the theme.

laagan said...

My!...this is ART...i remember seeing something like this when I was in the Philippines although I am not sure if they were made with capiz.
Capiz reminds me of the old house of my grandparents, the windows were made of capiz but my uncle who is a modernist had it renovated.

Tara R. said...

The figurines are so pretty. Love the bright colors.

srp said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! What a great job for this week's theme! Mine is up here.

Bengbeng said...

it is no wonder they r highly prized. they r exquisite pieces of art

Mariposa said...

Beautiful! I love the geisha...where can I find it? I want to get one myself as I collect geisha dolls and figurines...

Have a great Sunday!

Sidney said...

Nicely done... where can you find them?
Very colorful.

goldensparks said...

Hi Friend.. Interesting Post.. Keep up the good work.. Will drop by your blog often.. Do find time to visit my blog and post your comments.. Take care.. Cheers mate!

CPA Board Exam said...

Galing talala ng mga pinoy,kaso lng di nabibigyan ng chance para mapakita ang talent nila...:'(

the donG said...

wow! so you mean those figurines are bought there but are actually made in the philippines? hehehe... galing talaga ng mga pinoy!

luna miranda said...

hello, Sidney! the factory is in Taytay, Rizal. but i'm not sure if they're selling these locally. let me know if you're interested and i'll ask the owner if they have overruns.

luna miranda said...

hi, Mariposa! i'll check with the factory if they are selling overruns.

Lawstude said...

beautiful pieces of art. it really shows that philippine products are world-class.

napaboaniya said...

Lovely pieces of painted art :)
I love the shine in the paint too!

jmb said...

These are really beautiful. The detail and bright colours are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a good week.

Panaderos said...

Very well made. The Geisha's my favorite from this well crafted lot. More power to the artist!

Anonymous said...

nice piece of art great combination of color, i was not aware we can use capiz...great art..bravo i would like to have it one day