Friday, April 29, 2011

William and Catherine Wedding

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire”  
(Catherine of Siena) 

Those were the first words of the Bishop of  London's sermon. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bernard Bouts

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.

The Land of Might-Have-Been - Novello/Marsh

The Land of might-have-been, such a beautiful music, sung by Jeremy Northam, disappeared from Deezer! But we still can find it at YouTube. &...