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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Communing with the facilitator.

The last dream this day was the stuff of which magic is made.  This was a truly inspired sojourn in elevated consciousness.  At the time, it was Sunday, September 7, 1997 and the Moon then transited both Scorpio and my … 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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The most lyrical essence contact.

Dreams are so accurate at capturing the essence of who others are.  These next dreams were rather lucidly awakened and possessed of the greatest intimacy.  True to form, the exciting Vanessa Banks-Abella† was as arrestingly real and lived-in, here in the … Continue reading

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Once a diva… Fear never empowers.

Newly arrived in Montréal some three months, it was Sunday, October 19, 1997.  My art collection and other belongings were finally arrived and hung in my new home – after having hastily taken leave of Vancouver.  Living on rue Goyer … Continue reading

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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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Saint Matthew’s Passion and Harella’s Grandeur.

Dream anew with sponge-like wonder as though a newborn experiencing that sensual left teat for the first time and tasting the warm flow of love from mother, creator and fabulous goddess to you.  Sometimes, you have got to do a … Continue reading

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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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