|The Waves of Santa Catarina|
by Bernard Bouts
Bernard Bouts (1909-1986) was a french painter who came to Brasil in 1961. In 1970 he sold his boat and bought a house in Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, where he worked and lived with his wife Denise and son. I was lucky enough to know these wonderful and generous couple. In the 70's, Bernard lent me his audiovisual presentation to show at the university for an Art History class. We were all dazzled by the beauty of his paintings. I could never afford to buy one of his works, but, nowadays, whenever my father asks me to go to the bank, I have the pleasure of gazing at one of Bouts' golden paintings. It's my moment of beauty. I wish his family would put more of his work on the web.