Category Archives: Black 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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Two Albrechts but what a Giselle!

Second night in London and there was still lots of snow — at least, by London standards; after Montréal where three feet of snow is no horror, 1.5 inches seemed to have arrested London in its tracks — I was … Continue reading

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President & First Lady Obama.

Oil on Canvas ©2018 Kehinde Wiley Provenance: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.     Oil on Linen ©2018 Amy Sherald Provenance:  National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.   _______________________________________________________ Beautifully exquisite!  Happy Black history month.   Love the fact that Mr. Wiley captures the … Continue reading

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Here’s to You!

Just a wee glimpse into my magical life where dreamquests are all begun in the groovy comfort of my collapsible pyramid.  I have had a pyramid since 1984 in one form or another.  This incarnation of my dream chamber, I … 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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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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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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George Washington’s Chef

George Washington’s Chef Oil on Canvas 60 x 48 inches ©2015 Titus Kaphar Truly masterful… love it! _________________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Soar Higher Still!

Al Jarreau 12/3/40<O>12/2/17 Sweet and blissful dreams, you ravishingly beautiful soul!   I love you more… _______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.  

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Hot Rhythm.

Hot Rhythm Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inc ©1961 Archibald J. Motley Courtesy: Chicago History Museum. Love this rousing masterpiece!   _________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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