segunda-feira, 24 de março de 2008
segunda-feira, 10 de março de 2008
sábado, 8 de março de 2008
Oil on canvas, 60X80 cm based on Timothy Horn's Bus Stop
According to the Iraq Body Count (http://www.iraqbodycount.org/) 81,639 - 89,110 documented civilians (strictly 'non-combatant') got killed in the Iraq war and occupation. 16 yesterday.
segunda-feira, 3 de março de 2008
My mother is naïf art lover. She asked me for a painting characterized by a childlike simplicity.
I decided to paint the Bumba-meu-boi or Boi-bumbá, a folkloric dance originated in the northeast of Brazil circa XVIII century. The dance basically tells the story of death and resurrection of a fantastic bull and is very popular at the Amazon Rainforest where they (I used "they" because I live in the south-west of the country) have a very big annual celebration called Parintins Folkloric Festival helded in Parintins, Amazonas. Despite the importance of the celebration to the Amazon region (only Carnival in Rio de Janeiro draw more participants) is not widely known in other parts of the country. In three days more than 100,000 people dance the Bumba-meu-boi.