Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Two Icons Together

*   Two of Latin America’s greatest icons of the present century together. It’s a great pic indeed. This is what Marquez wrote about Castro on the latter’s 80th birthday. Their mutual admiration is no secret.

      "Fidel Castro is there to win. His attitude in the face of 
      defeat, even in the most minimal actions of everyday
      life, would seem to obey a private logic: he does 
      not even admit it, and does not have a minute's peace 
      until he succeeds in inverting the terms and converting 
      it into victory."
*    And what an irony? while the West admires the Nobel Laureate and the writer par excellence; it abhors the very mention of the revolutionary leader who overthrew the Cuban dictator, Batista in 1959 and became dictator himself, forcing hundreds of Cubans to go into exile.  

Sunday, 27 November 2016

My latest painting.

*     It's quite frustrating not be able to pursue your hobby due to the  job. I  learned acrylic painting in Mar 2012 and painted about a dozen for a year, but thereafter I'd to put it aside due to the work pressures. 

*    After a break of about three years I could paint a replica of Brazilian Landscape painted by a famous artist. It's like learning all over again, struggling with brushes and paints, and color mixing. I guess it will take a while before I find the rhythm again.

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