Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Home Office Art, continued


This is the second piece of art I acquired for my home office. The painting I posted below was a tough piece to work with in terms of complementary images and colors. Anything I placed next to it seemed to pale in comparison, so I decided to go for it and make my entire office very bright and intense.

This painting we picked up at the Saturday wood market held in the Baixa, in front of the Fortaleza. After much haggling, we got the price down to a reasonable level and took this busy market scene home to hang on the wall above my desk. It definitely holds its own next to the Jamal abstract painting!

6 comments:

Jo Ann von Haff said...

I love this kind of paintings !

Ali la Loca said...

~Jo Ann - Me too! I love the "arte naif" style of painting. In Rio they have an entire museum dedicated to painters who have not been clasically trained, and whose works show typical scenes from daily life.

bart said...

hey, this is really good :-))
i'm feeling just a little jealous of you now... sigh...

david santos said...

Excellent post.
I love this colors.
Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Cores quentes como as do Paìs q me viu nascer..até breve Moçambique..
Saudades
Zé Santos

Ali la Loca said...

~Bart - There are a couple of Mozambican artists who do market scenes - definitely a good way to liven up an otherwise bland office space.

~David Santos - Thanks, glad you enjoyed the image.

~Zé Santos - Sua terra natal tem muitos artistas talentosos. Estou adorando o processo de descobrí-los pouco a pouco. Aproveita o seu retorno a Moçambique!