Article By José Rosário Artist’s BLOG

Jun 25, 2013 by


Uma matéria sobre meu trabalho de pintura feita pelo artista José Rosário Castro. (veja no link embaixo)
Dentre as muitas virtudes da arte, nenhuma me parece mais nobre que a universalização do indivíduo que a promove: o artista, seja ele de qualquer área. Essa linguagem sem pátria, pode tanto levar os artistas desse país quanto receber vários outros de outras nações. Há uma espécie de democracia nata para aqueles que praticam a arte na sua mais verdadeira essência, e é nesses momentos que percebemos que fronteiras são nada mais que algumas linhas criadas num mapa. A arte em seu estado mais puro não conhece esses limites. Felizmente, a internet tem tornado essas fronteiras e distâncias entre povos ainda mais inexistentes. Foi através dela que vim a conhecer os trabalhos de um brasileiro, radicado há décadas nos Estados Unidos. Em uma entrevista muito agradável, ele vem nos mostrar o que se tornou o seu “novo mundo”, e como a arte foi um fator determinante para a sua inserção nele.

An article on my artwork by artist José Rosário Castro. (In Portuguese – translation to come soon – see link bellow)
Among the many virtues of art, none seems more noble that the universalization of the individual that promotes it: the artist, being this artist from any where. This language without motherland, can either take the artists of their country and / or receive artists from other Nations. There is a kind of democracy for those who practice the art at its most real essence, and it is in these moments that we realize that borders are nothing more than a few lines created on a map. The art in its purest state knows no such bounds. Fortunately, the internet has made those borders and distances between people even more. It was through it that I came to know the work of a Brazilian, living for decades in the United States. In an interview, he comes to show us what became his “new world”, and as the art was a determining factor for his integration in it.

http://joserosarioart.blogspot.com.br/2013/02/luiz-vilela.html

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SHAD FEST • LAMBERTVILLE, NJ • APRIL 2012

Jun 25, 2013 by


My poster “Fishing on Lewis Island” received Best in Show award.

Title: “Fishing on Lewis Island”
Artist: Luiz Vilela, Lambertville, NJ
Medium: Oil painted directly onto acid-free poster board
Poster Size: 18 x 28″

“Fishing on Lewis Island”

 

“It was already late afternoon when I saw the fishermen
It felt like they knew the wind, they talked with the fish
They had the river, the water in their eyes
Their souls were blue from the sky
And my heart was pounding with the waves … “

What a better tribute to Lewis Island on it’s 125th Anniversary than a spectacular painting by Luiz Vilela. If real life were only this beautiful. The artist makes it a fantasy, rich in color and light, ideal. This painting is spectacular. Thanks again Luiz for another stunning contribution to the auction scholarship fund.

 

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Salvador, Bahia • Brazil • September, 2011

Nov 06, 2011 by



Here is a travelogue I’ve done after I visited Salvador, in Brazil, in September’11.
Please find PDF attached – 18 pages of pure delight.

Salvador • Memories, Chronicles and Declarations of Love

Salvador (Portuguese pronunciation: [sawvaˈdoʁ], Saviour; historic name: Cidade de São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, in English: “City of the Holy Saviour of the Bay of all Saints” is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. Salvador is also known as Brazil’s capital of happinessdue to its easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the country and in the New World.

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Aqui segue um relato da minha viagem à Salvador, Bahia, em Setembro de 2011.
É a maior declaração de amor que já fiz a um lugar que estive.

Veja PDF em anexo com 18 páginas do mais puro doce-deleite.

Salvador_•_Memórias,_Crônicas_e_Declarações_de_Amor

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Raymar Art Painting 5th Annual Competition

Nov 06, 2011 by



May 2011 Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kate Palmer

Fur – Portrait of Donald Becker by Luiz Vilela
14 x 11 Oil

Judge’s Comments: Dramatic with its strong lights emerging from the dark, this portrait in profile is both refreshingly original and brilliantly painted. It’s a masterful rendition of what’s not shown as well as what is – I feel I can see into the eye that is merely suggested in the cool shadows. I especially love the variety of paint handling, from the loosely laid-in blues and golds of the tunic to the delicate brush work of the hat and face. Emotion lies in the way light is played over the various surfaces – fur, hair, face and fabric – each one handled differently. – Kate Palmer

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Luiz Vilela • Before and After • Thursday, July 21. 6 p.m. at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia

Jul 17, 2011 by


Please join me at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, this Thursday evening, July 21st, at 6:00 p.m. for a talk. I will be discussing how attending classes and workshops at Studio Incamminati enhanced my painting skills and was relevant to my art career.
Everyone is welcome!

See more info at its website:

http://www.studioincamminati.org/summer.php

Studio Incamminati
340 North 12th Street (southwest corner, 12th and Callowhill streets) Suite 400
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone (215) 592-7910
Fax (215) 592-7912
E-mail info@studioincamminati.org

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“Fur-Portrait of Donald Becker” finalist @ ACOPAL competition

Apr 26, 2011 by


My painting “Fur-Portrait of Donald Becker” is a finalist from the ACOPAL Competition.
The Top 100 Finalists from the ACOPAL (THE AMERICA CHINA OIL PAINTING ARTISTS LEAGUE) Competition are now posted on the website. Three Grand Prize Winners will be notified on or before May 30th.

See all finailsts here:
http://acopal.org/index.php?option=com_datsogallery&func=viewcategory&catid=1&Itemid=55

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A minha pintura “Pele-Retrato de Donald Becker” é uma das finalistas do Concurso ACOPAL.
Os 100 finalistas da competição ACOPAL (CHINA AMERICA LIGA DE ARTISTAS DE PINTURA A ÓLEO) estão publicadas no site. Os três vencedores do Grande Prêmio Grand serão notificados até 30 de maio.

Veja os finalistas aqui:
http://acopal.org/index.php?option=com_datsogallery&func=viewcategory&catid=1&Itemid=55

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SHADFEST • Lambertville, NJ • April 29 – May 1

Apr 26, 2011 by


Here is my poster for this year festival.
A portrait of a friend: “Gentry, as a fisherman”
Oil on paperboard.

Posters will be auctioned on
Sunday, May 1 at 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Union Street.
Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

It’s all about the fish at shad fest 2011.
The festival, timed to coincide with the heart of the American shad run up
the Delaware River, lures folks who travel from all over the United States
to enjoy the beautiful setting, the flea market,
and delicious foods-including barbecued shad.

The SHADFEST (shad fest, shad festival) art scholarship fund poster auction
is a small part of the award winning two day event that typically happens
the last full weekend of April every year and has been for 30 years.
This year because Easter is late the event is pushed to April 30/May 1.
shadfest 2011 is a huge street fair in downtown Lambertville, NJ.
Enjoy arts & crafts, live music, kid’s activities, historic shad hauling demonstrations,
an amazing food court, limited edition commemorative T-shirts and lots more.

More info here:
http://2011shadfestposters.blogspot.com/

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O meu poster para o Shad Festival este ano, em Lambertville, NJ.
Um retrato de um amigo: “Gentry, como um pescador”
Óleo sobre papel.

Os posters serão leiloados no domingo, dia primeiro de Maio,
às 3 da tarde na Primeira Igreja Presbiteriana, na rua Union.

Os rendimentos do leilão beneficiam o fundo de bolsas para estudantes de arte. O Shad é um peixe que passa a maior parte de sua vida no mar,
mas nada rio acima para desovar. O festival em Lambertville,
que atrai gente do todo o país, é planejado para coincidir com a desova
no rio Delaware, que banha a cidade.

O SHADFEST (festival do Shad) leilão de posters é uma pequena parte
dos dois dias do evento que normalmente acontece no último fim de semana de abril, anualmente, e tem acontecido há 30 anos.
Em 2011, porque a Páscoa é mais tarde, o evento foi empurrado para abril 30/maio 1. O evento, shadfest 2011, é uma feira de rua enorme no meio de Lambertville, NJ. Aproveite para ver artes e artesanato, música ao vivo, atividades infantis, demonstrações sobre a história do festival, praça de alimentação, camisetas do festival em tiragem limitada e muito mais.

Mais informação aqui:
http://2011shadfestposters.blogspot.com/

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GAL at Carnegie Hall

Mar 25, 2011 by


I went to listen to Brazilian singer Gal Costa at Carnegie Hall last night. Just her voice and the sound of Luiz Meira’s guitar. A show full of “bossa nova” songs – and I was expecting more songs from the repertoire of Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, etc. … Anyway it was wonderful until the end – after all, is not everyday that we have the luxury of listening to top quality Brazilian music, live, in the US.

As she said: ”This is my mission on this planet: to give comfort, to give good feelings with my voice and my music” And that was exactly what she did on the stage of the most wonderful theater in America.

When she returned for the encore she sang “Dindi” I didn’t know I liked this song that much until last night, when, in my opinion, she performed the definitive version of it. The sound happening on that stage was like crystal clear water flowing smoothly between the stones in a creek. It was exhilarating!

And the waters of this river?

Where do they go? I don’t know…

I’ve waited my whole life for… I’ve waited for…

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Here is a video of 1992 – she sings “Dindi” with Tom Jobim playing the piano:

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Ontem à noite eu fui ouvir Gal Costa cantar no Carnegie Hall, em New York City. Só a voz dela e o som do violão de Luiz Meira. Um show praticamente “bossanovista” – e eu esperava mais músicas do repertório do Caetano, Chico e etc… e até uma pequena banda… De qualquer maneira foi maravilhoso até o final – afinal não é toda hora que a gente, aqui nos usa, pode ter o luxo de ouvir música brasileira da melhor qualidade.

Ela disse no programa: ”a minha missão neste planeta é dar prazer e emoção com minha voz e minha música” Foi exatamente isso o que ela fez no palco de maior prestígio deste país.

Quando ela voltou para o bis, Gal cantou “Dindí” Eu não sabia que eu gostava tanto desta música até ontem à noite, quando, para mim, ela cantou a versão definitiva. O som que saía daquele palco era como água cristalina fluindo suavemente entre as pedras de um riacho.

Foi emocionante!

E as águas desse rio

Onde vão, eu não sei

A minha vida inteira, esperei, esperei…

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Aqui segue um vídeo de 1992 – ela canta “Dindi” com Tom Jobim no piano:

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