Gedichte Group Exhibit at Sining Kamalig

Gedichte is a German word for poem. I hope this catches your interest! We also mark as the first group to exhibit at the re-opening of the Sining Kamalig Art Gallery's new venue at 2nd Level Ali Mall, Araneta Center.

The exhibit was coordinated by Ms. Rica Cortes Rentzing and curated by Sir Jes Evangelista.

The participating artists will be present at the Gallery during weekends!

Here's my schedule:

August 2, 2014 Saturday - 10am-5pm
August 3, 2014 Sunday - 10am-3pm
August 17, 2014 Sunday - 10am-6pm

We would love to have a nice chit chat with you there and talk about our works. When you drop by, you'll see his many ventures. When I researched Rizal's stay in Germany, I discovered many new things and I think you will too!

↘ Our exhibit is featured here!

↘ I had fun painting J.R.

Mindful Escapade. A Jose Rizal Painting. by eizu on DeviantArt

Title: "Mindful Escapade"

36 in x 48 inches (91.44cm x 121.92cm)
Acrylic on Canvas

For SALE at the gallery Sining Kamalig

Mindful EscapadeRizal's stay in Germany was truly arduous and challenging, still he accomplished his goals. Becoming an artist in between his mission truly was astonishing.

His portrait here is my way to show his eagerness and confidence on oneself as he did many impeccable accomplishments and tasks during his stay at various cities in Germany. Tear drops of colors on his cheek symbolizes his love for his mother country as these are the colors of our Philippine flag.

At the background, the shades of colors were from the flag of Germany to symbolize his long stay at the country. At the topmost left was one of his comics and the title is 'The baptism of two brothers'. Rizal might have drew this to amuse young Fritz Ullmer during his stay at Wilhemsfeld.

I'm just drawn to such facts that he's considered as the first documented komikero artist ever recorded, he documented and illustrated Matsing at Pagong, he liked to walk long distances in Germany, he finished writing Noli Me Tangere there, and much more!

At the right side are Cadena de Amor flowers that inspired him to compose his poem "To the Flowers of Heidelberg"

I also love the fact that he spent some of his time in Juan Luna's studio and that they are close friends.

Spontaneous. A Jose Rizal Painting in Germany. by eizu on DeviantArt

Title: "Spontaneous"
24 x 30 inches (60.96cm x 76.20cm)
Acrylic on canvas

SpontaneousRizal's aura shines here. It reflects his colorful life in Germany. A reminder that courage, confidence, and persistence are the weapons against pain wherever we are!

I didn't use any references and just concentrated on the similarity of Jose Rizal's eyes. I love the way how this turned out!

Note: The actual painting is not as shiny as this. :D

Doing the Impossible. A Jose Rizal Painting. by eizu on DeviantArt

Title: "Doing the Impossible"

20 x 30 inches (50.8cm x 76.2cm)
Acrylic on canvas
Price: Php 9,000 or ₱9,634

Doing the Impossible

He was physically present in Germany, but his works were for the Filipinos.

We see Rizal as a very talented and wise person. And we should be reminded that what he did was truly impossible. It was hard, but he did it impeccably!

We should follow his example that no matter how hard a task can be, it can be possible as long as we beat the fear of losing, to work hard and to do it well.

Here are the pictures during the opening show.

Thanks for reading! Ciao~


Diana B. Santos

Here's some more unrelated info: This Jose Rizal Facts article is also interesting. (He was even a suspect about being Jack the Ripper)

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  1. Hello, Diana. My name is Jael. I find your work splendid. May I ask your permission to post one your masterpieces in our Knights Of Rizal website, the "Spontaneous". Off course, I will not remove your name to give due diligence on the proprietary. Please let me know. Thank you in advance. --- Jael (

    1. Hello, Jael. Thank you for having interest to repost and asking for permission.

      It is alright to do it. ^_^ Please share the url website where it will be posted.


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