Playing with Time

The Rio de Janeiro city has lost a great deal of its architecture and identity in the last two hundred years. Nowadays we just see some relics, usually hidden by large buildings and a nervous traffic, which belong to a beautiful history and a time that many of us cannot imagine have existed (one may have an idea of the history of that time through the site  Alma Carioca. )

Great part of my artistic production is related to landscapes of Rio de Janeiro city. For a long time I was a member of a plein-air painting group whose one of its main purposes was to register reminiscent landscapes from our old architectonic history. Although, in these paintings, I had tried to isolate the surrounding modernity, there exist a lot of details that my mind, in place, was not able to restore.

The idea of this series of paintings is to use our historical documents and make a trip back in time. I find important to mention that these paintings are not copies or just photos reproductions. A detailed description how these paintings were done can be seen in the Section 7.3 of my book (in portuguese)

 Painting beyond the brush 

 

Beira-Mar Avenue in the Beginning of the 20th Century    Beira-Mar Avenue in the Beginning of the 20th Century    Cinelândia in the Beginning of the 20th Century

Saint Luzia Church in the Beginning of 19th Century    Saint Luzia Beach and Church in the Middle of 19th Century    Saint Luzia Beach and Church in the End of 19th Century

Carioca Street in the Beginning of the 20th Century    Arch over the Direita Street in 1860    Misericórdia Hill in the beginning of the 20th century

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