About the book:
Kamingaw is a word in Binisaya with a complex of meanings, from loneliness to solitude and, more specifically, a longing for someone, some place, or some moment in time. It is not always used to mean wishing for something that is not there yet. But that is the particular meaning which guides this book’s writing.
Kamingaw: An Impressionist Portrait of the Bisaya Painter Martino A. Abellana is the first book ever to be written solely on Abellana, the most recognized and celebrated Cebuano painter. But what was his impact on Cebu? What is his importance to history in general and that of the fine arts?
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2017
Size: 305 x 305mm
About the author:
Raymund Lozada Fernandez studied under Martino Abellana at the Fine Arts Program of UP College Cebu starting in 1976. In 1984, he joined Abellana as a co-teacher under the program. Today, Raymund holds the rank of Professor 2, handling courses in techniques, art history, and theory both in the Studio Arts and Product Design Programs.
In the tradition of old school Bisaya, Fernandez has several engagements in various disciplines including the field of writing. He has written news features, essays, and has produced research outputs for such institutions as UP College Cebu, the Union of Catholic Asia News, and the Cebu Daily News, where he has a regular column entitled Kinutil. This book is his first opportunity to work with the University of San Carlos Press.