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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 XLVIII / de e para Oscar Araripe / Diabolices / Torquemada

Amigo, eis aí o relativismo escolástico que está arruinando as vidas e as nações. Uma tontura que abrange gregos e troianos. Uma vela para Deus e outra para o Diabo. O Brasil, a Espanha, os jornalistas...os pintores, todos iguais.
Ora vai mulher, como diz o samba, eu já não tenho mais nada a ver com isso, há muito tempo.Eu acendo velas ou para Deus ou para o Diabo, conforme. Ou melhor, para o Diabo.
Ou seja, paga quanto? Está dando o que em troco? Qual o valor do swap?
O relativismo mata, embrutece, ensurdece os séculos e os momentos humanos.E' tudo escape.E' o mundo das ostras, agarradas nas rochas. Para não deslizar. Deslizar, surfar, navegar. Pro fundos dos mares, amigo, lá no fundo, acenda uma vela para Tristão, Netuno. Você pode acender outra, mas só se for para outro diabo, Plutão.Urano, eis aí um diabo gentil, suave e esvainescente. Pense em Urano.Você, deixados Burgos e Madrid e Buenos Ayres, acenderia uma vela para Netuno?
O jornalismo é um escape. O mundo inteiro está contra a ocupação do Iraque e esta mídia serve, de um jeito ou de outro, à Cruzada do Petróleo.O jornalismo está sendo enterrado no Iraque.
Ou seja, você tem que escolher e dar. Não pode ser rir e rezar.
Dines, Vicente, respondam: Quem tirou a Arte e a Cultura dos primeiros cadernos dos jornais?
Ria, amigo.Fale mais o que eu pergunto.
Abração amado,
Oscar.
 
 
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: Una vela a Dios y otra al Diablo
 
Mi querido amigo, en España es costumbre encender "una vela a Dios y otra al Diablo", forma parte de nuestra cultura; somos un pueblo ateo "gracias a Dios"; eso define nuestro modo de ser, como decir también "yo ni siquiera creo en el Dios de los católicos, que es el verdadero...cómo voy a creer en los otros dioses" Así somos. Por eso, no me ha extrañado que me recomiendes encender una vela al Diablo, a mi jefe, a mis enemigos... Eso forma parte de mi idiosincrasia. En España creemos en Dios, no por convicción, sino "por si acaso", lo que equivale a decir que nuestra fe no es auténtica, sino "por conveniencia". No creemos en la otra vida, pero hay que estar a bien con Dios por si acaso existe de verdad. Esa creencia es anterior a la Inquisición.La inquisición (por cierto el mayor verdugo de la inquisición, Torquemada, era un judío converso) obligó a los españoles a manifestar públicamente su fe en Dios, pero la conveniencia de creer en Dios es anterior y más fuerte al peligro de morir quemado vivo en la hoguera. El auto de fe, la hoguera, es un acto típicamente español, el fuego purifica y renueva la fe en Dios, pero no impide que creamos también en el Demonio "por si acaso". Dios y el diablo son la misma cosa y una vela es la mejor representación de esa dualidad, la luz y la sombra, la luz proyecta sombra, no hay luz sin sombra ni sombra sin luz... Por eso nos atrae y nos repele lo oscuro, esa dualidad es también nuestra dualidad, nuestro Dios, nuestro Diablo. Por eso, antes de viajar a Madrid rezaré a Dios y encenderé una vela al Diablo o encenderé la misma vela para Dios y para el Diablo y les pediré a ambos que me acompañen, que me ayuden, que contribuyan a mi felicidad... en este mundo; ¿después? Ya veremos. Feliz año 2004. Abrazos para ti y Cidinha de Vicente y Sol.
 
 
 
 
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Home Some Exhibitions Collections Posters The Painter My Life as a Painter Articles (Portuguese) The Foundation For Art Classroons Links Contact
The Dance of the Flag Ant Eater
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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.
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Porto Seguro / Pen and ink
Caribbean Repetrogliphos
Tiradentes / Pen and ink
An American Springtime
Tiradentes Reviewed
Recent Flowers