"I loved the time I spent in Espirito Santo. It was good for me and it proved to be an endless source of inspiration for my paintings."
Francisca "Chica" Paula Pompeu de Camargo was born on February 4, 1953. She first started studying in 1977 with Francisco Silva Junior, who taught her a wide variety of techniques, from designing to oil paints. Always a keen painter, when she was a student at the School of Fine Arts she decided to specialize in watercolors.
Chica has exhibited her work throughout Brazil, and has received awards in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. In 1994 she moved cities and studied with Alberto Kaplan, developing a contemporary watercolor style. In 1999 she moved yet again and continued to paint in her own studio.
"I loved the time I spent in Espirito Santo. It was good for me and it proved to be an endless source of inspiration for my paintings," Chica recalls. "The paintings I have selected for Novica bear much of what inspired me during my time there. When I lived in the state of Vitória, I would always go to Itaunas, an enchanted place with a small fishing village in constant morphological change due to the sand dunes, which vary according to climate."
In 2002 she moved to Niteroi, yet her work remains in galleries across Brazil including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vitória.
Green and fertile, a wide road bisects this colorful work by Polo Cano. Primal red anchors the composition, embodying the creative force of pre-Hispanic man. An Inca icon draws the viewer into a colorful world of intricate beauty, while a tenuous moon....read more
A place of architectural beauty and strong mysticism, Machu Picchu inspires this extraordinary composition by Alberto Caballero Valdelomar. "Machu Picchu is a vertical city, religious yet profane, military yet monastic," says Caballero as he describes....read more
German See Wu reinterprets the iconography of the ancient Chavin culture. Dividing the canvas into three chromatic areas, he recreates an Inca necropolis, burial ground of kings and commoners. Above, the sun illuminates a yellow sky. Just beneath, tombs....read more
The sun rises over the sea, bathing the shore in glorious light. Capturing the beauty of Itaúnas' sand dunes, Chica Pompeu depicts the coastal city on two canvases. Tropical green meets ivory sands amid the rich blue tones of sea and sky.
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