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Jaisalmer Dream

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Jose Freitascruz Jaisalmer Dream 1988
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Jose Freitascruz


Jaisalmer Dream



Size - (USA):
75 W x 100 H x 0 D (cm)
Size - (metric):
29.5 W x 39.4 H x 0.0 D (inches)


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Artwork Description:   by this time the influence of my travels to india was becoming very noticeable. in his preface to the exhibition catalogue (india arcada gallery) the portuguese poet david mouro-ferreira wrote: ... it is further away in space, perchance even in time that freitas cruz discovered those sources of secret wisdom more in tune with his own spirit. in other words it was eastward that he travelled to find them; the east from whence everything reaches us - the first rays of daylight and faith. from that excessive east which, as the poet lvaro de campos [a heteronym of fernando pessoa] would say, is all that we do not possess and all that we already are. having experienced the east first-hand, freitas cruz with superior mastery and rare discretion seeks to sublimate and capture the quintessence of the very excess of the east. but the apparent minimalism of the processes used to capture the essence (most noticeable in his watercolours) represents a further homage to the reality he aspires to depict: whilst allowing us to detect the intimacy he has established with it he at the same time removes himself and allows us to approach it at our own pace...

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