Tuesday, July 29, 2014

These Cordillera-Inspired Paintings By A Cordilleran Artist Are....Well, Magnificent

When is a piece of art considered Cordilleran art? This is a question I've been mulling over for quite some time. In effect, what are the criteria for something to be called Cordilleran art? Does the artist have to be Cordilleran? Does the piece need to be of Cordilleran theme? I am yet to come up with a conclusion.

However, I do believe that the perfect example of Cordilleran art would be one that meets the two criteria mentioned above. The artist is Cordilleran and the art he/she makes has Cordilleran themes. This brings us to Jef Cablog, a painter who hails from Barlig, Mt. Province. Most of his canvasses feature the culture, traditions and people of this region.

Below are just a few of his paintings. For more information on the artist and his works, you can check them out here, here, or here. [Photos courtesy of Artodyssey]