"O artista, um contemplativo que passa, atento somente, às manifestações de cor, de harmonia e de beleza, que escapam aos olhos dos outros."
Domingos Rebêlo, num artigo que escreveu sobre os seus tempos de estudante em Paris, in "Açoreano Oriental", 13 de Janeiro de 1946.

quinta-feira, 25 de abril de 2019

Busto em Plasticina


Já há algum tempo que me tem dado uma enorme vontade de fazer uma incursão pelo modelar corpos, bustos e outros que tais... aqui está o meu primeiro trabalho, inacabado. Nunca pensei que pudesse ficar cansado tão rápido. Primeiro foi o amassar a plasticina... e depois desmanchar e voltar a fazer... mas deu muito prazer... ainda não sei descrever a sensação. 

terça-feira, 12 de março de 2019

Colégio S. Franxisco Xavier - Ponta Delgada



No passado dia 17 de Fevereiro recebi um  convite (tanto eu como a Carmen Ventura) do Colégio S. Francisco Xavier, na pessoa da Drª Elsa Gouveia, para palestrar sobre o

livro “Rabiscos da Minha Ilha”, do qual sou co-autor com a Carmen. O tema seria valores e compromissos solidários (uma vez que o livro foi 100% solidário, para com a ACAPO – Delegação Açores) e sensibilização para a leitura.
E claro está, lá iniciei a explicação do surgir do livro e as suas razões; homenagear a minha Mãe (que era invisual), bem como todas as outras; contribuir com algo útil para uma boa causa – uma Associação sem fins lucrativos. O porquê da escolha da Carmen Ventura: por ser uma excelente Mãe, por ser amiga e por saber escrever com sensibilidade, coisa que não está ao alcance de muitos. Falei no processo de adquirir patrocínios, dos “nãos” que ouvimos; no elevado custo de uma pequena edição em “Braille”, o contornar as dificuldades para que a leitura do livro sem Braille chegasse aos invisuais, através de uma edição de um Audio-CD, sendo que a voz ficou a cargo da fadista Bárbara Moniz. E por fim, dizer que este percurso tem dissabores, mas traz muita satisfação pelo contributo à sociedade, de forma livre e despretensiosa.

quinta-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2019

Simpósio Vadio . S. Miguel Açores . 24 a 28 de Julho


Dear Friends and Lovers of “Vadio” Graphic Diary,

Drawing has been the main reason for countless meetings all over the country, and from these, friendships have arisen, which otherwise wouldn’t have possibly happened.
So as to keep fostering this fraternal sharing of friendship, drawings, mutual help, good humour, new knowledge and, obviously, investing in one’s own personal enhancement, not only human but also cultural, it is our proposal to hold a drawing meeting, the one entitled Vadio, in São Miguel, one of the most beautiful islands, if not the most beautiful itself, of the Azores.
During the International Urban Sketchers Symposium held in Porto, the Symposium Vadio was carried out, almost 
in parallel, which sought to aggregate all those who could not access a "pass" for the Symposium. Since, in 2019, 
the International Symposium is held in Amsterdam, a city that does not “speak” Portuguese and does not have good 
wine to drink along with the valuable gastronomical sharing, even if they are only sausages, it is the intention of this 
group of friends to hold “our” “Symposium Vadio” in São Miguel Island, in the Azores. 
 
Filled with this spirit of sharing, of passion for drawing and the intense wish to be together again, we invite you to come,
between the 24th and 28th of July 2019, to São Miguel. The Island which is both the largest of the Azores Archipelago and, 
often considered, the most diversified, frequently named as "Green Island", for the beauty and extension of its endless natural landscapes. Due to its volcanic origin, there are still hot springs and "fumaroles" in São Miguel, which are clearly seen in Furnas, as well as other localities, allowing a temperature such that it is possible to cook the typical stew, in a pot under the ground and for long hours - certainly a delicacy not to be missed.
 
With the intention of having time for pondering and planning, we are still 

February making the necessary contacts so that "Vadio" becomes a memorable one. And the more You are, the more memorable it will be!
 
As you know, the necessary material is the usual: a notebook, pens, pencils, watercolors, some colored papers, glue and other material of your preference. 
 
So that this initiative can fully succeed, we are counting on the invaluable collaboration of several “Vadios”, to somehow guide the workshops proposed.
 
Program: 24 July to 28 July 2019 (confirmed and unchangeable dates)
 
On the day of the arrival in Ponta Delgada, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the city’s surroundings. 
On the one hand, during these five days truly enjoying good company, it is our purpose to seize at least two to visit both the mythical Lagoa das Sete Cidades and Furnas. 
Attendees will also have the opportunity to freely enjoy their time and delight themselves with the charming scenery of São Miguel Island. 
On the other hand, it is intended that the Workshops proposed by the invited trainers be held only once a day, in the morning or afternoon periods. 
 
Further details on each day of the Event will be provided any time soon.
 
Invited Trainers:
Alexandra Baptista, Suzana Nobre, André Duarte Baptista, Filipe Reis Oliveira
 
Participation is free, but requires registration.
 
Additional information may be found through the email below.
 

Registration can be made to the email: brilhante.paulo@gmail.com