Naif Paintings(187 items)
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J. Borges Original woodcut prints
"It was not until the age of twelve that I attended school for the first time, but for just ten months... The day I could write my name and read was a big event."
Popular Naif Paintings
Colorful Starry Sky Woodcut Print by J. Borges in Brazil, "Starry Sky"$49.99
Stars can still be seen in the early morning sky where sun and moon linger briefly together. Yet bright birds have awakened and soar skyward amid fruit trees, bringing their many colors to this delightful naif composition. J. Borges creates a cheerful woodcut print that celebrates the beauty of the Brazilian countryside.
Xylograph (woodcut) print on paper, titled "Céu Estrelado" in Portuguese.
White Wing Bird Color Woodcut Print by J. Borges in Brazil, "White Bird"$47.99
A white winged bird flies skyward from a desert setting of cactus. For this woodcut print, artist J. Borges finds inspiration in a popular song from Northeastern Brazil. It tells of a drought in the area. Fleeing the intense heat after his cattle and horse died of thirst, a man sees that even the white bird has left. He sings to Rosita of his sad loneliness and hopes for the rain that will permit him to return, promising to come back to her.
Xylograph (woodcut) print on paper, titled "Asa Branca" in Portuguese.
Colorful Fish Woodcut Print by J. Borges in Brazil, "School of Fish"$39.99
Fish in bright colors swim together in a school, their movements seemingly both ecstatic and fraternal. J. Borges works in naif style to create this delightful image. The Brazilian artist carves his woodcut blocks freehand.
Xylograph (woodcut) print on paper, titled "Cardume de Peixes" in Portuguese.
St Francis Teaches Birds Black/White Brazilian Woodcut Print, "Saint Francis"$39.99
A small bird alights trustingly on Saint Francis' outstretched hand and another perches on his shoulder. Still another nestles against his chest in this beautiful portrait of the legendary saint. Ivan Borges sets the scene amid the rugged vegetation of Northeastern Brazil beneath a sky spangled with stars. Founder of the Franciscan order, Francis of Assisi believed in the brotherhood of all of God's creation. It is said that he once preached to hundreds of birds about being thankful to God for their wonderful clothes, for their independence, and for God's care. The birds stood still as the saint walked among them, flying off only when he said they could leave.
Titled "O São Francisco" in Portuguese.