Category Archives: 20th Century Art

Overleaves Validation and All That Jazz!

In the lead up to the annual Jazz Festival here in town, I decided to seek a bit of inspiration and take in a couple of documentaries.  Both proved rather satisfying.  On a temperate Wednesday midday in June, I made … Continue reading

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All Too Human… And Then Some!

Well, after having been dazzled by Natalia Osipova, there was no doubt what next adventure my soul had to devour.  I arrived at Pimlico Station and enjoyed the cool brisk walk to the red and white gorgeousness of the neighbourhood … Continue reading

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The Dream Chamber

With some lovely sandalwood incense going, a beeswax candle and some late 18th century harpsichord breezily distant, evoking deeply buried memories of life at court in Regency London as a countertenor, thus one slips lucid, fecund and supremely feminine into … Continue reading

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Going Live!

The second volume of Human Civilisation’s first Dream Memoirs are dropping.  Please do get your copies.  I will also be hosting a launch/art collection event with open bar at my place over the holidays.  Will keep you posted. This is … Continue reading

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Four Standing Figures.

Four Standing Figures Lithograph 12.5 x 15 in 11/50 ©1978 Henry Moore Provenance: Collection of Arvin da Brgha Let there be art.  Let there be love.   Back in 1982, Merlin and I were holding up at the Trockadero loft — … Continue reading

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Three Sketches of Fraggle Rock

Back in late 1982, a couple of evenings after rehearsals, I made it home to the Trockadero loft which Merlin had sublet in Chelsea — across the street was a massive green-painted block long edifice at 645 Sixth Avenue — … Continue reading

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Do it!

The one… the only…  Elvis!  #yeahyeahyeah! Thanks for having taken us higher!  Love is All! Elvis 8/1/1935<O>16/8/1977 ______________________________________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Here’s to Life! A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth.

On this the eve of the July 21, 2017, 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth, I am still over the moon and greatly inspired for having travelled to London, England, Paris and Versailles France and Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June.  I wanted … Continue reading

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Happy Reading…

Recently, I made a quick visit to Montréal to catch the March Chagall exhibition at Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal.  The exhibition closes on June 11, 2017 when I will be away.  For that reason, I simply had to … Continue reading

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Barkley L. Hendricks 1945_2017

Photo Bloke Oil and Acrylic on Linen 72 x 48 inches ©2016 Barkley L. Hendricks Love it! ___________________________________________ Sir Charles aka Willie Harris Oil and Acrylic on Linen 84.1 x 72 inches ©1972 Barkley L. Hendricks Sweet and blissful dreams … Continue reading

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