Saturday, February 23, 2019

Francisco V. Coching, Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts


100 years is 100 years. Perhaps the greatest gift of history to mankind is the legacy. Komiks or comics has been part of the society. Visually it has created an infinite stream of imagination, historically it has been somewhat a medium in conveying ideology and belief to others.

Comics or Komiks in Filipino language has been one of the tools produced in the Philippines to provide entertainment. Also this is one way of showcasing the talents of many Filipino.


Francisco V. Coching, the recognized National Artist for Visual Arts, is just one of the many artist who has proven that Filipinos are very much talented. His works became an icon in the comic book industry. Thus, gaining the title King of Komiks.



The comic books created by Francisco V. Coching are of high and original value. Creations, even though most of them are in black and white it showcased a beautifully executed lines and curves of every character presented. From the human figure up to the details of its background and surroundings.


Just recently, the National Commission for Culture and Arts and SM Aura opened their tribute exhibit to the national artist. Displaying FV Coching's published artworks (which is the Komiks) together with some drafts that he created before.  These are all original artworks, Unang Labas komiks spreads, and life-size reproductions of his most popular characters and works. It also showcased sone of the works which was life life through movie, though some of which are still in black and white. I know some of these because films because I once was able to watch some of those tagalog movies.


When the time of self preservation after the war, Komiks became a medium that helped in flourishing the use of Filipino language. No wonder why FV Coching was hailed as the national artist.

Some of the famous Komiks stories are ......

Barbaro
Lapu-Lapu
Marabini
Dimasalang
El Vibora
Satur
Talipandas
Gigolo
Maldita

The exhibit will run until February 24, 2019. So if you want to relive your love for komiks or would love to enjoy classic komik stories created by FV Coching just visit the Francisco V. Coching's Centennnial Exhibit at the Upper Ground Floor Atrium, SM Aura Premier. This exhibit is free and open to all.

#FVChong #FVCoching100 #FVCochingatSMAura #ArtsinAura


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