Friday, October 17, 2008

pinta figura - masskara festival

the masskara festival does not only celebrate Bacolod's charter day with a street dancing. it also has a line of activities around the city running from the first week of October until the third week. among the special activities we were able to witness was the La Consolacion College (LCC) Pinta Figura, a body painting and headdress annual competition. the contestants were all students of this college who are taking up Fine Arts. there were 12contestants in this year's competition. their goal was to create their best imagination of representing the masskara festival thru body painting and mask design. this was not on our itinerary but since i was in that mall on that day, we decided to watch it. we already grabbed the opportunity to at least see this because we were scheduled to be back in Manila before the Masskara Festival which happens this weekend.i never thought that Bacolod's creativity has already reached this far. this festival is indeed a must-see for all Filipinos and foreigners. to all Negrenses, congratulations!

46 comments:

Shionge said...

So cool - Festival of Smiles I think this world need a festival like this Dong :)

The vribancy of colours reminded me so much of Venice :D

Antoine GF said...

kun may pakpak lang ako malupad ako pa Bacolod lapit man lang sa amun diri sa Ilo2x, hihihi

Lupad Bacolod!

Borneo Falcon said...

The festival is so colourful.

EM said...

Wow!! Ganda at galing!! I like this masks... their smile is contagious. The creativity and imagination is amzing. I'm all praise! I'm truly proud of our kababayans...

Sandy B and Dick said...

Very colorful! I have a big smile going on here:-)

Share my point of view... said...

It's breathtaking! My mood is now elevated after reading today's entry. XD Your entry will easily win my 'Most educating and unique' award. Hope to see read interesting stuffs from you in the coming days.

REDLAN said...

napaka colorful naman! maganda sa mata. as if kung titingin lang ako, nawawala an pagka moody ko.

Photo Cache said...

I am sure preparations for the festival takes a year-long. And the body painting are oh so terrific. Simply fabulous.

.::. Vanny .:. said...

huhuhu.. =(
i planned to go to bacolod to watch the festival.

kaso.. haayz.. office work.. =(

Aisha said...

Oh wow! Glad you were able to capture them, Dong. Beautiful and colorful! So creative!

beero said...

kuya dong, my officemates and i will be there later. punta kami sa bacolod mamaya at 4AM to catch the masskara festival. anjan ka pa ba sa bacolod? hope to see ya around.

the donG said...

>hi shionge, i agree with you. the world needs time for healing. it is indeed similar to the ones seen in venice.

>antoine, pwede pa naman humabol. hehehe...

>borneo falcon, indeed!

>hi em, proud of the negrenses creativity. go pinoy!

>hi sandy, it's good to know that these masks helps you have that smile.

>hi share, thanks a lot! it's my first to receive such award in case. im happy that you find it unique and educating.

thank you! thank you!

>redlan, hehehe... oo ganda talaga ng mga kulay.

>photo cache, not sure if it takes a year to prepare but it definitely requires a lot of effort, resources and time.

>hi vanny, next year na lang. kaya lang matagal pa ulit.

>hi aisha, thanks!

>beero, sadly wala na ako sa bacolod. i returned to manila last week. enjoy kayo at share mo na lang ang mga pictures nyo.

Sidney said...

Wow...you captured some gorgeous costumes here !

Panaderos said...

Wow! Very colorful and beautiful photos! I've never heard of this Masskara Festival before. I'm seeing it for the first time here thanks to you, Pards. Thanks for sharing! :)

Nanaybelen said...

Dong sobra na ito. pwede na sigurong isali sa guiness book of world record

KRIS JASPER said...

nung maliit pa ako (mas maliit i meant), dahon lang ang props jan... hmm... lumalaki siguro ang budget.

Rio said...

wow..sobrang ganda at makulay..sino nanalo sa competition? nanalo ba yung contestant no.6..astig e.

heartbeats said...

hello, have a nice weekend!

Pietro said...

Great fantasy and bright colours in this Festival. Very nice images, Dong.

The Islander said...

beautiful. very artistic imagination. magnificent creation.

Manila Photojournalism said...

What wonderful shots!

Thank you for taking us along to this festival through your photographs!


Cheers!

Eric

dave said...

amazing! wala akong gnyan na nkita last year! huhu... anyway, i featured you on my multiply account specifically the photos from this blog entry of yours... heheh... hope you don't mind..=D

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful shots! I could just imagine the time and effort those people spent on body painting and creation of those lavish masks.

JoShMaRie said...

hay...gusto ko makapanood ng ganito...

prinsesamusang said...

so cool dong!

Carver said...

These are fabulous. So creative.

bw said...

wooo ! So colorful. Beats Spideman and Batman in the costume design category :) Wonderful shots :)

the donG said...

>sidney, thanks a lot!

>panaderos, it's good that at least i was able to help promote masskara. i believe that you really need to see it to even appreciate it more.

>nanaybelen, pwede na nga yata.

>jasper, talaga? laki na rin pala talaga nagbago. siguradong lumaki ang budget dahil sa dami ng turista na pumupunta sa bacolod dahil dito.

>hi doc rio, hindi ko na maalala kasi dami ding categories at awards na binigay. pero alam ko may pinalanunan ang contestant number six. halos lahat nakakuha ng award.

>hearbeats, you too! thanks.

>pietro, thanks a lot!

>islander, all the appreciation goes to the creative and talented negrenses!

>eric, thank you too for dropping by my blog.

>dave, maraming maraming salamat! it's a privilege to be featured in your multiply account. thank you! thank you!

>hi rachel, i do believe in what you say. may the negrenses continue to bring smile to the nation thru this festival.

>hi joshmarie, welcome na welcome ka sigurado next year.

>hi prinsesamusang, the negrenses are indeed cool!

>hi carver, indeed!

>bw, hahaha...

Lalaine said...

galing namang ng mga students na yan... parang mga professional kung magpaint! galing!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a wonderful competition! Do you know who which costume won?

Phivos Nicolaides said...

So beautiful variety of colours!

salingPUSA said...

very clorful---some of the customes reminded me of the joker in Batman...keke

JM said...

Very eye-catching! Fantastic photos!

SandyCarlson said...

Wow, again, friend! I love these masks animated by the people wearing them. Such spirit!

Dennis Villegas said...

Galing, masyadong bongga pala itong Masskara. I like all your photos, very real, colorful and sharp!

acey said...

happy masks, ne. the maskara really makes me wanna have 1 colorful happy mask, too. hehe.

Lawstude said...

Napakakulay talaga ang galing. Isa yan sa mga festival na gusto ko talaga puntahan kasi makulay talaga. Hopefully soon.

tr3nta said...

WOW what a party I want to participate too... :-)

Layrayski said...

colorful! I love how the contestants tried their best to be imaginative and creative. Wow! Bilib ko!

the donG said...

>lalaine, galing nga nila.

>hi karen, there were many categories and i cant remember who won overall.

>philip, beautiful colors.

>salingpusa, hehehe... partly.

>jm, thanks!

>hi sandy, yes. people gives life to the masks.

>dennis, dami na rin talagang activities other than the streetdancing.

>hi acey, masks are available in the city plaza. i would have bought extra masks for you.

>oman, makulay nga talaga. kaya enjoy ang mga photographers sa festival na ito.

>tr3nta, colorful and lively! you'll surely enjoy it.

>layrayski, galing nga nila.

Skippyheart said...

so festive--love the colours!

dede said...

that's a fantastic shot dong,..i love all that beautiful color,..thank for sharing with us...

dede said...

can we exlink?

Joy said...

Love the colours! Very festive.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Have a great weekend!


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Anonymous said...

lol. yesterday we had the pinta figura competition again..., this time, instead of pairing up, we students have done it individually, which means there was about 20+ entries...

this event is actually our final exam for our subject called "life drawing"..its kind of a human anatomy thing :)

every year, the fine arts students in bacolod have a certain competition they should join in for their finals, like this pinta figura(which is for 2nd year fine arts students) and another called alta costura (which is for 3rd year students).

and guess what, we only have a week to think of a design and do the headdress. some even do everything on the spot!



please come every masskara festival every year so you could witness how the creative minds of the people here work.



peace out!! ;)


~Fine Arts Student from LCC

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