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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

Carta a Vicente Botin XXIV / de e para Oscar Araripe / Os seios de Sofia Loren

Recebi sim, gentil amigo Vicente.
Respondi sua mensagem e pelos meus cálculos você está com a bola da vez.
Atenção no Brasil. As coisas estão esquentando por aqui.
Abs,
Oscar
Estou pintando Tiradentes, de memória. Uma espécie de "um ano sem Tiradentes".
 
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 11:55 AM
 
 
Querido amigo, hace más de una semana te envié un mail, (que te repito ahora)en contestación al tuyo sobre Sophía Loren, pero no recibí respuesta. Ayer, contesté también a tu pregunta diciendo que todo iba bien y te decía que había tenido mucho trabajo porque el Príncipe, tu Príncipe don Felipe, había estado en Buenos Aires y tuve mucho trabajo. Pero tampoco he recibido respuesta, no se si lo habrás recibido o no. ¿Puedes confirmarme si recibes este mail que te envío ahora? Abrazos. Vicente.
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"acabei não chupando os seios de Sophia Loren".
 
Mi querido amigo, quizás fue mejor así, mucho mejor. No pudiste libar, como una abeja, en aquellos pechos, llenos, a rebosar, de dulce miel. Pero siempre te quedará la posibilidad de imaginar cómo hubiera sido. Puedes soñar cada noche, cada día de tu vida, con aquellos magníficas dunas, descifrar el secreto de sus movimientos, de sus avances y retrocesos, de su ir y venir constante, de sus mareas... Puedes imaginarte en el walhalla, en el paraíso, como si fueras un guerrero vikingo y las walkirias te ofrecieran a beber el zuno de esos pechos, hidromiel de dioses.
La imaginación, amigo mío, es mucho mejor que la realidad. La Odisea es muy superior a la Anábasis. Homero nunca viajó con Ulises, soñó, imaginó, las aventuras del rey de Itaca. Jenofonte, por el contrario, el pobre, viajó con un ejército en retirada, y contó las miserias, la realidad de esa derrota. ¡Basura! Cervantes nunca viajó con don Quijote, aunque sí lo hizo con Sancho Panza, maldito idiota realista, enemigo de la fantasía.
¿Marco Polo? ¡Quien sabe si su viaje fue real! La vida, amigo mío, puede ser contada (¿por un idiota? Shakespeare again) con la tristeza de un tango de Gardel o con la alegría desbordante de Carmen Miranda, criatura surgida de la imaginación de Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Después de todo, Dassin, el KGB, el veneno (Hamlet, amigo mío, Hamlet), la Violetera, Sophía Loren, Marco Polo, Casanova, la Revolución Cultural... no son sino fantasmas de nuestra mente. ¿Existieron? La vida es sueño, mon ami, ya lo dijo el inefable don Pedro Calderón de la Barca, la vida es sueño, querido amigo y, como decían los "revolucionarios" de mayo del 68 (hoy burgueses cincuentones trabajando en empresas multinacionales) "L'imagination au pouvoir".
 
Abrazos. Vicente.
PD. El Príncipe fue a ver a Sábato y yo hablé luego con él. ¡Pobre Sábato! Está muy mal, muy viejecito, a ratos pierde la memoria. Tiene ya casi 92 años. Me dio mucha pena verle.
 
 
 
 
 
>From: "Oscar Araripe"
>To: "Vicente e Sol Botin"
>Subject: Amigo, tudo bem ? Mande notícias. Há uma semana não recebo notícias suas. Oscar
>Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 09:21:36 -0300
 
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Home Some Exhibitions Collections Posters The Painter Articles (Portuguese) My Life as a Painter The Foundation For Art Classroons Links Contact
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