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The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
Recent Paintings
Cuban Flowers
Jar of Flowers
Brazil Never More Brazil
Tiradentes, the Animoso Lieutenent
Caraíva Bahia Reflected
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
Exhibitions
Curriculum
Life, Literature and the Like
Literature (Portuguese)
The Painter
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
Recent Paintings
Cuban Flowers
Jar of Flowers
Brazil Never More Brazil
Tiradentes, the Animoso Lieutenent
Caraíva Bahia Reflected
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
Art School in Brazil and abroad
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
Recent Paintings
Cuban Flowers
Jar of Flowers
Brazil Never More Brazil
Tiradentes, the Animoso Lieutenent
Caraíva Bahia Reflected
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
Exhibitions
Curriculum
Life, Literature and the Like
Literature (Portuguese)
The Painter
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
Recent Paintings
Cuban Flowers
Jar of Flowers
Brazil Never More Brazil
Tiradentes, the Animoso Lieutenent
Caraíva Bahia Reflected
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
California / San Simeon
Porto Seguro Seascapes
Tiradentes' Horse
Trancoso, Seahouses and Landscapes
Oscar Araripe's Tarot.
Ceará / Seascapes, Araripe, Bárbara e Iracema.
Casitas Cubanas
Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers
With more than 30 exhibitions over the last 5 years in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Brasília, São João del-Rei and Tiradentes, Oscar Araripe continues to renew the art of painting, not only trough his brush stroke and original colors, spontaneous and unsual, but also the materials he uses synthetic canvas and tubulares strucutures as frames and supports allowing him permanent showing facilities outdoors for the public at large.

Araripe was painting Visconde de Mauá landscapes and exhibit it at Olivia Kann Gallery in Rio:


Color Mountains

The 2 brothers cliff

Mauá arriving

Sand's  Lagoon

At the same time shows visionaries transcriptions in the Itau Galleries in São Paulo and Brasilia:


Areião Pillar in São Paulo

Areião Pillar in Brasilia

Invited to inaugurate new show places for painting, Oscar Araripe exhibited his work in the Villa-Lobos Room of the National Theatre in Brasilia in 91 and the following year at the Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, his particularly original ecological tribute, "The Pillar of Uaupés" was shown.


Mico-Leão Dourado / Eco-92 / Jardim Botânico / Rio

The Pilar of  Uaupés, in Brasília

Exhibition of the Pilar of Uaupés

Uaupés in the Arpoador / Rio

His two wall panels on Tiradentes exhibited in April of the same year simultaneously in the gardens of the Republic Museum in Rio and on the patio of the Museu in Belo Horizonte.


Ararjubas / Botanic Garden - Rio de Janeiro

Tiradentes in Rio / Museum of República

In May, his exhibiton "Kites" at the Bank of Brazil's Cultural Center in Rio was followed in June by "Extinction Never Again" in the Botanical Gardens, also in Rio, as part of the special presentations during ECO-92 and seen by an estimated 2 million people.


Pipes in Banco do Brasil Cultural Center in Rio

Tiradentes in Museum of República

In July of 93, re-inaugurating the Ouro Preto Winter Festival, he exhibited "Kites of Freedom" in Tiradentes Square and in December, "Nativity" at Brasilia's Igrejinha (the famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer's Chapel).


Pipes of Liberty in Tiradentes square in Ouro Preto / Brazil



Natividade in the Igrejinha de Brasília

Still in 93, he paints "Ouro Preto", showing 16 draws at the Ouro Preto Art Foundation and at Villa Riso, on Rio de Janeiro:


Casario / Ouro Preto

Ancient Ouro Preto

Governor's Palace

Saint José Little Train

Saint Joseph Church

Saint Francisco de Paula church

His landscapes, flora, animals, erotics as well as his envisioned transcripitons of Brazilian rock drawing have eaught the attention of such hight regarded critics in both media and cultural circles as Frederico Moraes, Jean Boghici, Alberto Beuttenmuller, Walmir Ayala, Augusto Marzagão, Luiz Galdino, Milton Ribeirto, Márcio Cotrim, Fernando Lemos, Mário Margutti, Tertuliano dos Passos, Marylka Mendes, João Bosco de Castro Teixeira, Rubens Araújo, Hélio Carneiro, Gustavo Praça, José Geraldo Heleno, Wilson Lima, Oyama Alencar, Palhares Jr. e Robert Ballantynes.

"His opinions, his lifestyle and his work make up a harmonic whole and go hand with this rare and fortunate, truly fantastic, extraordinary overflowing that his painting reveals" says Wilson Lima

In March 94 he relocates his studio to Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, where he now lives. In April of the same year during FUNREI's 7th. Anniversary celebrations, he exhibited "Tiradentes, the National Hero" outdoors in São Joao del-Rei where he also opened the 7th. Winter Culture Festival in July with "São Joao Kites" at various locations trought the city.


Inauguration of Pipes of Patio of the Church of San Francisco  in São João del-Rei

In May 95 he undertakes an interactive painting project with the children of Tiradentes during the Federal University of Minas Gerais' "Cultural Workshop", exhibiting "Day and Night" outdoors in the town square, the Largo das Forras.


Night and Day in Largo das Forras, Tiradentes

Night and Day in Largo das Forras, Tiradentes

In July he opens his exhibition "Tiradentes, the Spectacular Little Village" in the old Courthouse, with 15 canvasses on the adorable great little town.


Tiradentes moonlight

Tiradentes / The Stain Train

Tiradentes Sold Jail 

São Francisco church and São José Sierra of Tiradentes

In December his series of 14 paintings on São Joao del-Rei goes on show at the Regional Museum. As from 96, he regulary shows his recent work in July at his own gallery in Tiradentes.


Regional Museum / S. Joao del-Rei / Minas Gerais

São João del-Rei Main Church

Santo Antônio Street / São João del-Rei

São João del-Rei / Church of Mercês

Moon and party on Bonfin Church / São João del-Rei

In 99 he turns to the sea and paints Long Island on the São Paulo coast.


Trapandé Bay -  Ilha Comprida / São Paulo / Brazil

And also begins to exhibit his work permanently in Templeton, California, were painting The Central Coast and the Vimeyards of Paso Robles.


The Lighthouse of Piedras Blancas / Califórnia / USA

"Araripe, his painting for me is poetry. It has beauty of color, the purity and joy of children and the artist's talent. This is the way real masters create." says Milton Ribeiro.