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CLAUDIO DANTAS

PRODIGE
Oil on canvas 120 x 160cm
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FAMILIES
Oil on canvas 90 x 120cm
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Bio:
Claudio, born in Brazil, a art lover since his childhood, follow, however, the path of Chemical Engineering until 1987, when he decided to dedicate full time to painting. He took a few months at the Fine Arts School of UFRJ to find out that unfortunately there would not be able to achieve his artistic goals, as the school completely deserted and figuring all that it is crucial for the formation of the painter. Since then, he continue as a self-taught student of the Great Masters, from the Renaissance to the Impressionism.
Since 1988, entered the market through Art Heritage Gallery in Rio de Janeiro, and since then he lives exclusively from painting.

Artist statement:
"There is debate about what is the meaning of art. Since the twentieth century we deal with the questions about the meaning of the Art and try to establish it as and if we could mold it. "We should always question the work, not the art"
The dynamism and immediacy of our times leads us to consider only the present and we forget and deny the past legacy. In the effort to create the "most original", mercilessly cut down the previous artworks, a succession of labels and 'isms' that end up and distorting the true meaning and the purpose of Art.
I believe that true art can not be radical or under rigid established aesthetic standards, but should be beautiful only - of course, beauty itself can not be standardized, dealing with Art it is a feeling and not a norm.
So, I questioned myself where into these aesthetic standards fits my work? under my permanent intents to make it beautiful. The artist can not stop to study and to seek for develop in any form whatsoever.
Art, above all, is a hard work, but rewarding from the moment that your message is subjectively absorbed. Rubens's work survived to our days and fits beside Picasso despite the distance. I still believe in perpetuity of beauty. I also hope to contribute my small part to this eternal discussion.
(free translation from Portuguese)

For more extensive artist's bio, articles and list of exhibitions, visit his website or blog

DAY BY DAY (COTIDIANO)
Oil on canvas 60 x 60cm
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ART PUB
Oil on canvas 120 x 160cm
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TOYS
Oil on canvas 90 x 120cm
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MEMORIES
Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm
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SAILOR
Oil on canvas 40 x 30cm
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HOLYDAY
Oil on canvas 60 x 60cm
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MUSICAE
Oil on canvas 90 x 120cm
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BREEZE
Oil on canvas 60 x 80cm
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SONATA EM SOL
Oil on canvas 70 x 100cm
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FRIENDS
Oil on canvas 70 x 100cm
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