Friday, August 10, 2012

An Afternoon in the park with the gardener and the psychotherapist, and other paintings from Olinda

An Afternoon in the park with the gardener and the psychotherapist, oil on card, 13 / 14 cm


Convento de São Francisco, Olinda, oil on card, 13.3 / 12 cm



Trees behind a wall, rain coming, Olinda, oil on card, 11.5 / 9.5 cm


In the park, Olinda, oil on card, 12 / 14 cm  SOLD




Olinda is a very pleasant place, if somewhat touristified.

Something happens to any city when it starts to depend excessively on tourism, which is that it starts to become oddly sterile- places become aestheticised, losing the functions and meanings that created them in the first place.

 But I found it considerably easier to relax into painting there than in Recife, partly simply because it is far safer.

Nine from Recife and Olinda

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