Juarez Machado
PENTIMENTO

"Pentimento" - translation from the Latin, "Repentance."

In the history of Arts this does not mean a cultural movement, a school, style, fashion or a philosophy.

It is just an accident, a mistake, surprises of life or the power of time.

It began far away in the Renaissance, when painters made their own paints, brushes and linen fabrics or painted on wood boards. Centuries later, when I was already in the school of Fine Arts, I took knowledge of this event and was blown away by all this mistery and in this currently is my art.

"Pentimento": when the painter paints a picture and later, sometimes after many years, taking advantage of the painted canvas, paints a picture over the first one. With the passing time, the old image begins to transpire from behind the new painting in an attempt to move to the foreground. There are actually two live images on the same support, fighting for their own space. After years of this competition the images, begin to blend, originating a third frame. The error or the artist's change of mind becomes a surprise or a loss of images. Regreting the combination, compositions, colors, and paints of the drawings.

Being a great and curious "museum rat", during my visits to the halls full of important works, sometimes I can see transparencies that are below the painting. After all, the two images are alive and fighting for the foreground. This fight has always thrilled, enticed and enthralled me. The canvas, being a big arena for this competition, over time. I made this fight my current inspiration. And a real passport to the imagination, on the verge of being a book where the reader does and ends the story... But as a painter I am a "writer" of images.

 

Juarez Machado

 

 

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"Pentimento" - translation from the Latin, "Repentance."

In the history of Arts this does not mean a cultural movement, a school, style, fashion or a philosophy.

It is just an accident, a mistake, surprises of life or the power of time.

It began far away in the Renaissance, when painters made their own paints, brushes and linen fabrics or painted on wood boards. Centuries later, when I was already in the school of Fine Arts, I took knowledge of this event and was blown away by all this mistery and in this currently is my art.

"Pentimento": when the painter paints a picture and later, sometimes after many years, taking advantage of the painted canvas, paints a picture over the first one. With the passing time, the old image begins to transpire from behind the new painting in an attempt to move to the foreground. There are actually two live images on the same support, fighting for their own space. After years of this competition the images, begin to blend, originating a third frame. The error or the artist's change of mind becomes a surprise or a loss of images. Regreting the combination, compositions, colors, and paints of the drawings.

Being a great and curious "museum rat", during my visits to the halls full of important works, sometimes I can see transparencies that are below the painting. After all, the two images are alive and fighting for the foreground. This fight has always thrilled, enticed and enthralled me. The canvas, being a big arena for this competition, over time. I made this fight my current inspiration. And a real passport to the imagination, on the verge of being a book where the reader does and ends the story... But as a painter I am a "writer" of images.

 
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