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"Oscar Araripe: Little Sea Houses and Seascapes"
2001-07-02 until 2001-08-31
Museu de Porto Seguro
Porto Seguro, BH,
With almost a hundred exhibitions, Oscar Araripe continues to renew the art
of painting not only through his brush stroke and original colors,
spontaneous and unusual, but also the material he uses - synthetic canvas
and synthetic paints and sometimes tubular structures as frames and
supports allowing him permanent showing facilities outdoors for the public
Now, after painting the beauty of San Simeon, in California, USA, Araripe
has turned his attention to Trancoso, a village at the sea coast in Bahia,
Brazil, where he is painting lively seascapes and little sea houses as icons against the Modernism.
...Houses that the brazilian
people had and still have...houses that survived the Modernism. There in that
loneliness, in that plain, people had the majesty of Kings, with simplicity
and royalty. All this because the Modernism came upon Bahia without strength,
because Bahia knew how to defend herself with the power of the Candomblé (an
african cult), at that point revived by a more human Christianity, the more
popular Christianity of Our Lady of Help...and a lot of poetry.
Long life to Quadrado de Trancoso!
Trancoso e o Monte Pascoal
110 x 160 cm