The Portals of Chandni Chowk

According to the Law that goes by many names, including Ganesha, every doorway requires something to be left behind and something new to be accepted. This is the human dilemma, and it is one that is not getting any easier as there are ever more of us in this world, all unsatisfied, desiring progress and […]

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Looking through the Chagall Windows

Properly called the America Windows, they are what everyone in Chicago has called the Chagall Windows for as long as I can remember, and I was born some years before they were installed in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977. A tribute to a city and a nation from the great Russian-French-Jewish artist and […]

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Congo Baroque | O Congo Barroco

The religious syncretism and the tradition of a culture, the simplicity in the details of the robes, the saturated contrasts of skin with the texture of  vibrant fabrics translated into an authentic aesthetic wealth | Foi o sincretismo religioso e a tradição de uma cultura, a simplicidade nos detalhes das vestes, os contrastes saturados de pele com as texturas dos tecidos pujantes me traduziram uma autêntica riqueza estética.

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The Stuccadore Peon

“Do you know why you do not like conceptual art? It is because you know how to solve problems with your hands. You have the means to create plastically, visually. If you only had concepts, you would write.”

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Urban art | Arte de rua – Rio de Janeiro

I’ve always said that I am not one for museums. There is something about objects extracted from their context that bore me, failing to capture my attention | Sempre falei que não gosto de museus: vendo um monte de obras extraídas dos respetivos contextos me da um tédio

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Un encuentro | An encounter

En mi recorrido por el mundo de la ciencia, lamento haber descubierto la cercanía con
el Arte un poco tarde, siento que estuve como muchos, cegada a ver la exactitud o las aproximaciones asintóticas en las ecuaciones | In my journey through the world of science, I regret having discovered the proximity of Art a little late. I think I felt as many do, blinded by the accuracy or the asymptotic approximations in the equations.

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I aimed the camera at them; they aimed their marbles at me

There are two kinds of travelers: those running from themselves and those running to themselves, I thought, as I pointed the camera at the children. I am happy to say that it was this thought that struck me, and not the marbles aimed back at me along with their giggles and smiles.

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No TV

“You don’t have a TV, Ricky?” “I’ve never had one.” “What? Why?” “Where would I put it?” 😉

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Cuando tradiciones se globalizan / When traditions go global

Felíz por haber visto el papel picado volar aquí en Brasil para Día de los Muertos, aunque fuera de plástico, al contrário de la antíqua artesanía de tradición poblana. Me parece que la celebración mexicana será la próxima moda comercial, mundial, como ni Halloween ya ha conquistado ‘seguidores’ por el mundo entero. Espero que la arrancada de […]

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Tessellating in Peru / Teselando en Perú

The vision of an artist with a raw talent for drawing becomes even more arresting when paired with the unique mathematical eye for tessellation – the covering of an infinite plane with congruent geometric figures, like a mosaic. Artist and physicist Martín Silva Va tied diverse talents together to reflect his Peruvian roots and life in one of Latin America’s unforgiving cities.

La visión de un artista con un talento nato para el dibujo se vuelve más fascinante cuando se combina con el ojo matemático único para el teselado: la cobertura de un plano infinito con figuras geométricas congruentes, como un mosaico. El artista y físico Martín Silva Va unió diversos talentos para reflejar sus raíces y su vida peruana en una de las ciudades más implacables de América Latina.

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