Luide Araujo

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Art by Luide Araujo

Pelourinho Five by Luide Araújo

Pelourinho Five by Luide Araújo

Price $285  NOW $125 Pelourinho Five by Luide Araújo - Brazilian Original Acrylic on Canvas F....

Arembepe Five by Luide Araujo

Arembepe Five by Luide Araujo

Price $285  NOW $145  Arembepe Five by Luide Araújo - Brazilian Original Acrylic on Canvas  ....

Bahia by Luide Araujo

Bahia by Luide Araujo

Price $995  NOW $395 Bahia by Luide Araújo Original Acrylic on Canvas Size 31.5" x 47" Appro....

Orixas One by Luide Araújo

Orixas One by Luide Araújo

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Arembepe One by Luide Araujo

Arembepe One by Luide Araujo

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Arembepe Seven by Luide Araújo

Arembepe Seven by Luide Araújo

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Bar One by Luide Araújo

Bar One by Luide Araújo

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Orixas by Luide Araújo

Orixas by Luide Araújo

Price $1250 Orixas by Luide Araújo - Brazilian Original Acrylic on Canvas Size 60" x 80" ....

Winter Alone Two by Luide Araújo

Winter Alone Two by Luide Araújo

Price $595   Winter Alone Two by Luide Araújo  Original Acrylic on Canvas Framed Size 31.5" ....

Winter Alone by Luide Araújo

Winter Alone by Luide Araújo

Price $595   Winter Alone by Luide Araújo  Original Acrylic on Canvas Size 31.5" x 32" Appro....

Pelourinho One by Luide Araújo

Pelourinho One by Luide Araújo

Price $185   Pelourinho One by Luide Araújo Original Acrylic on Canvas Framed Size 8" x 8"....

Arembepe Two by Luide Araujo

Arembepe Two by Luide Araujo

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Pesca by Luide Araújo

Pesca by Luide Araújo

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Orixas Three by Luide Araújo

Orixas Three by Luide Araújo

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Arembepe Six

Arembepe Six

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Barra by Luide Araújo

Barra by Luide Araújo

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Arembepe Four by Luide Araujo

Arembepe Four by Luide Araujo

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Pelourinho Four by Luide Araújo

Pelourinho Four by Luide Araújo

Price $185  Pelourinho Four by Luide Araújo - Brazilian Original Acrylic on Canvas Framed 8"....

Pelourinho Two by Luide Araújo

Pelourinho Two by Luide Araújo

Price $185  Pelourinho Two by Luide Araújo - Brazilian Original Acrylic on Canvas Framed 8" x 8"....

Arembepe Three by Luide Araújo – Brazilian

Arembepe Three by Luide Araújo - Brazilian

Price $185  Arembepe Three by Luide Araújo - Brazilian Original Acrylic on Canvas Framed 8" ....

SOLD – Indians by Luide Araújo

SOLD - Indians by Luide Araújo

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SOLD – Arembepe Eight by Luide Araújo

SOLD - Arembepe Eight by Luide Araújo

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Mother by Luide Araújo

Mother by Luide Araújo

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SOLD – Orixas Two by Luide Araújo

SOLD - Orixas Two by Luide Araújo

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Bar Two by Luide Araújo

Bar Two by Luide Araújo

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SOLD – Bahiana by Luide Araujo

SOLD - Bahiana by Luide Araujo

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Pelourinho Three by Luide Araújo

Pelourinho Three by Luide Araújo

Price $200  Pelourinho Three by Luide Araújo - Brazilian Original Acrylic on Canvas Framed 8....

Luide Araújo was born and raised in the neighborhood of Candeal, Salvador. At the age of 20 he managed to secure work in a gallery owned by the family of the renowned artist, Carybé, where he became a devoted student. Luide has painted over 200 works and participated in seven exhibitions in areas as diverse as Bogotá, Columbia, and the ‘Museu do Ritmo’ and Grande Hotel da Barra in Salvador.

In continuing the exploration of his artistic talents Luide has developed a unique style blending personal life experiences with his vision of the environment in which he lives. His initial works clearly show the influence of his mentor, Carybé, especially in relation to their themes and the naive style. Luide’s bairro, Candeal, features regularly in his paintings where its most famous resident, the musician Carlinhos Brown, often makes a cameo appearance.

More recently Luide has been delving into his relationship with the afro-brazilian religion, Candomblé, producing works in the Yorubá tradition, reflecting the diverse personalities of the Orixás (Candomblé divinities) as well as the spirituality they bring to our daily lives. The motive for creating such art stems partly from reverence but also, for Luide, a personal exploration where the paintings serve to educate and indeed share something that Candomble gives to all of us – a sense of unity with mother nature. The message is that we need to be respectful, but at the same time we should enjoy the marvels omnipresent in the natural world.

In spite of the strong decorative quality of Luide’s work he manages to avoid the superficiality that often accompanies the decorative. His art is distinctive and shuns complexity, yet it remains profound in its simplicity, seducing us and inviting us to open up our imagination. Luide is at pains to point out that producing this work is not an easy process – it involves creating and recreating, pursuing the essence of the image he is attempting to convey.