Realism Through the Ages
Water Color Works
Time and again, people have always been fascinated with nostalgia. It is a piece of time preserved and suspended; a fond feeling and yearning for days gone by; to be lost in the past while rooted in the present. These two artists took it upon themselves to capture the fine art of nostalgia.
Alwinder Sarmiento: His Old Manila
Alwinder’s pieces are akin to walking the streets of Old Manila – the cobbled paths, the capiz windows, the horse-drawn carriages – a walk back in time. He pours over and studies old historical photographs Manila, and sets to the task of documenting her little details: the brick and stonework, the dust, and the memories that go with it.
More often than not, his watercolor photographs represent impressions of the old capital in all its glory. Under these revisionist vistas is a cry for preservation and protection of our once-rich and opulent culture, now lost to the throes of war, capitalism, and modernism.