Monthly Archives: December 2014

Madonna and Child.

Black and red chalk, pen and brown ink on brownish paper 541 x 396 mm © 1522-25 Michelangelo Buonarotti Provenance: Casa Buonarotti, Firenze, Italia. Today as the gallery is closed tomorrow, I biked to the AGO – Art Gallery of … Continue reading

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Aner and baby Ari.

Aner Candelario and baby Ari. Photograph 2014. © 2014 Aner Candelario. https://www.facebook.com/aner.candelario Even Caravaggio would be impressed.  Ari’s pose is so evocative of cherubs in paintings from Carraggio to Rubens.  This is my favourite photo of 2014. Happy holidays; thanks … Continue reading

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Glass Wolf Hat.

Hand-blown and sand-blasted glass. 19 x 7 x 7 Inches © 2004 Preston Singletary. http://prestonsingletary.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Singletary http://www.dorothygrant.com/product/collection/glass-wolf-hat/ ________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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My Favourite Things.

John Coltrane Quartet, 1965, Belgium Nothing finer…  Merry Christmas.  Happy holidays and thanks for your continued patronage.  I love you more… ___________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Esperanza Overjoyed.

Sublime… ____________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Blue Wolf Headdress.

Glass (blown and sand-carved) Hair (horse) and Steel 17 x 28 x 6 Inches (including stand) © 2011 Joe David/Preston Singletary http://www.spiritwrestler.com/catalog/index.php?artists_id=949 http://www.spiritwrestler.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=2_88 http://www.spiritwrestler.com/catalog/index.php Truly exquisite. __________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Warm Memories.

Acrylic on Panel 48 x 48 inches © 2014 Cody Hooper Provenance: Private Cellection commission – Here’s a quote that the artist Cody shared about the collector. “A new 44×44 commission created for a collector who was actually connected with … Continue reading

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Detach.

Oil on Linen 120 x 120 cm © 2014 Lionel Smit http://www.lionelsmit.co.za/191985/painting http://www.rookandraven.co.uk/ Thoroughly exquisite! _______________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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