Category Archives: 20th century Canadian artists

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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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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Put Your Complaints ‘Ere

Put Your Complaints ‘ere Lithograph 41 x 29 inc Edition: 13/67 ©2002 Robert Davidson Provenance: Collection Arvin da Braga. My but this makes me purr…  Lovely way to start Black History Month.   ______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: George F. Hawken

(George F. Hawken – February 5, 1999, Montréal, Québec) ______________________________ This past Friday, December 23, 2016, I went to my doctor’s to get my test results for HIV.  The doctor whom I had not seen in long ages was unusually … Continue reading

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I Love You Ollie! Happy Birthday!

Hymn To Freedom Oscar Peterson & Oliver Jones at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, 2004.   Happy Birthday Oliver…  I have got no end of mad love for you, Sir! ___________________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Marta.

Marta Intaglio on Paper ©1974 George Hawken Provenance: Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada. _______________________________ A Hawken with which I am not familiar… it’s fast become a favourite.   _______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Surface of the Sun.

Acrylic on gouged Plywood 1993 Patterson Ewen Provenance: Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario. Beautiful; it’s always lovely seeing Canadian works on display.   ___________________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.  

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Man Changing into Thunderbird VI of VI

Oil on Canvas © 1977 Norval Morrisseau Provenance: The Leitz Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario. http://www.ago.net/ Love these works especially more so as they have been recently relocated within the gallery; they are better displayed now.  A true shaman of … Continue reading

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Swanisit Bring Salmon II (1990)

Serigraph 11 x 12 inches Edition: 105 © 1990 Susan A. Point http://susanpoint.com/ My but I love Susan A. Point’s elegant prints.  Sublime! _____________________________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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What Beautiful Magic This! Make Some Noise!

                                           Oscar Peterson 15/8/1925, Montréal! ______________________________ C Jam Blues. 1964.  Live Denmark Piano: Oscar Peterson Bass: Ray Brown Drums: Ed … Continue reading

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