Oscar Araripe
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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

Trancoso

"Um dia, há uns 15 anos, buscando belezas para pintar, conheci o Rio Araripe, em Trancoso, Bahia, Brasil - e devo dizer que literalmente quase me afoguei nele. Uma imprudência, não sei, foi tudo muito rápido; sei que me vi perdendo os óculos naquele rio meio fundo, estreito e de águas muito ligeiras. Mas, milagrosamente, numa fração de segundo, pude pegar no fundo da correnteza os óculos e, com eles, mesmo embaçados, achar os remos e desvirar o barco.
 
Bem, logo em seguida fui ao Quadrado e, visitando a Igreja de São João, vi que alguém roubava a pequena imagem de Jesus Menino, naquela época indefesa e mal pregada na mão de uma imagem de Santo Antônio. Imediatamente chamei um senhor de baixa estatura, afro-baiano e brasileiro, sem camisa, um tipo sério e que me pareceu morar numa das casas à esquerda, junto à linda Igreja do Baptista, tão linda, e com aquele mar tão humano ao fundo. O mais humano dos mares do Brasil. Bem, o homem agiu rápido e impediu o roubo.
 
Histórias...ah! o Quadrado de Trancoso. Vi muitas praças do mundo. Vi praças da China. Esta é a mais bonita e a mais majestosa. Uma idéia notável numa topografia invejável. A ampla taba de pequenas casas de grande beleza e cor, as casas que o povo tinha, a estética e a harmonia que as pessoas e as casas tinham, e tem, casas que venceram o Modernismo. Ali, naquele isolamento, naquela chã, o povo tinha a grandeza dos Reis - acrescida da mais bela e simples realeza. É que o Modernismo chegou fraco na Bahia e a Bahia soube se defender com a força do candoblé, aqui renovado pelo cristianismo mais humano, mais popular, o cristianismo de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda... e muita poesia.
Longa vida ao Quadrado de Trancoso."
Oscar Araripe - junho de 2001 - in catálogo da Exposição Marinhas e Casinhas, no Museu de Porto Seguro BA
 
 
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Home Some Exhibitions Collections Posters The Painter Articles (Portuguese) My Life as a Painter The Foundation Links For Art Classroons 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