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To all my dear friends on Icon Madonna!

My dear friends,   First of all, I'm very sorry for  not have contacted you for so long!   As some Iconers know, because I explained the situation to them, this year which ends, I dedicated to the full recovery of my health.   It was the worst year of my life, although I don't enjoy exposing my situation - I like more, to share the good things that happen to me.   I never get away from you, however, I have responded to all your posts, both at Icon, and Facebook. You know that. I also imagine

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Virtues of the Soul as Eclipsed by the Diva Madonna

0.    Why Madonna? Besides being the Most Successful Female Artist of All Time, Madonna is able to embrace generations by camouflaging herself in the many personas she interprets; characters with which the world identifies itself. Madonna charismatically externalizes the focal points of human frailty, fighting in a way to break fake moral values, taboos and prejudices -- for example, in the fight against xenophobia, racism, world hunger, deforestation, human rights, an individual’s right to choo

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Madonna as never seen before

Pictures of "Virtues of the Soul as Eclipsed by the Diva Madonna" are available exclusively for  Icon.Madonna members until December 5th.  Because Icon blogs are public and we need to keep the painting private, members can view them only by entering Oscar Casares' profile on Icon.Madonna.  There you will find a direct connection to the pictures.  The painting (and pictures of it) is protected by copy right; therefore, all unauthorized publications of it are prohibited.

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The Diva Madonna to Appear at the Florence Biennale 2009

The countdown is on.  Within seven days Madonna will be seen as never before.  Elegantly reclining on a white tiger as the other two rest next to her, subdued by her presence.  Icon.Madonna member, Oscar Casares, will exhibit his portrait “Virtues of the Soul as Eclipsed by the Diva Madonna” at this year’s Biennale Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea Di Firenze (Florence, Italy) from December 5 - 13.   However, to thank all Icon.Madonna members who voted for him to represent them at the Biennale

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Sa'd al Bari

"Sa'd al Bari" was the name chosen to title the video clip dedicated to Madonna and Oscar's artwork that will be presented at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence 2009. Oscar and the producer Non Sine Invidia were thrilled with the creativity of their friends on Icon Madonna. Casares received more than one hundred ideas and we're grateful for the extraordinary commitment of Icon Madonna members. So, we're pleased to inform that "Sa'd al Bari" was idea of shy4heaven aka Daniel Burk. Da

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Oscar Casares Update

Oscar will arrive in Florence in the early afternoon of the 4th of December; on the 5th he will visit, at 3:00 p.m, the Florence Biennale where will be exposed his work of art that pays tribute to Madonna.

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Madonna

Madonna’s full Painting for Florence Biennale - Click on image to see It             

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Oscar Casares Celebrates Madonna

Since the latest updates from the Icon Madonna engineers, the posting "Oscar Casares Celebrates Madonna" is no longer accessible in the forum, in this respect, we will put online all opinions of Oscar's friends on Icon. For friendship and freedom expression , these  comments will be also available at all Oscar Casares websites. Thank You.

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Why Madonna was chosen to be honored in Florence?

Oscar Casares proposed "Madonna" as source of inspiration for the artwork because the year of 2009 is special for the singer. Madonna celebrates 25 years of career. The expert team approved the idea, however, Oscar explains his thinking :   "Besides being the Most Successful Female Artist of All Time, Madonna is able to embrace generations by camouflaging herself in the many personas she interprets, characters with which the world identifies itself. Madonna charismatically externalizes the fo

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The painting shows Madonna subjugating the irrational - Press

“Madonna dressed in red” to embody strength, virility, femininity, and dynamism. It is an ardent color, even enervating. It imposes itself without discretion. It is also a color that represents Madonna’s faith in Kabbalah. "The painting shows Madonna subjugating the irrational and on the other she becomes entangled with the wildness of nature, affirming herself as a feline leader who continually plans her next ambush.She possesses an exotic, innate talent and a beautiful, gracious and charmin

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Painting goes "beyond the picture" - Press

The painter Oscar Casares participates in December at the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy, with a painting of the singer "Madonna", entitled “VIRTUES OF THE SOUL AS ECLIPSED BY THE DIVA MADONNA” . In a statement to Lusa, the artist said that it's an artwork that goes "beyond the picture". The painting will be shown only at the opening of the exhibition: "The painting and its composition are absolutely original and not a mere photographic reproduction," he said.

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Pop Singer Madonna Paintig - Press

"I want to show you the soul behind the reality." The proposal is from the painter Oscar Casares, who returns to the spotlight with a painting of the pop singer Madonna, to be presented at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence from 5 to 13 December. Oscar had recreated divas of today as the painting of Nicole Kidman, a work that had the best reception internationally, after an mysterious case of transport to Australia, with disappearance and route deviations until reach the

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A delegation will accompany Oscar Casares

Is not yet confirmed the date and time of Oscar Casares' visit to the Florence Biennale where will be disclosed the work of art entitled "VIRTUES OF THE SOUL AS ECLIPSED BY THE DIVA MADONNA”. According to the press, will be prepared a delegation to accompany the painter. Diplomats, Experts in Art and a special personality connected to the artwork may be part of the group. Is confirmed that this information will be provided near the opening of the exhibition. Casares' visit to Florence, did no

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Experts who followed the development of the artwork by Casares

ERNA KALUZA was born in Vienna, Austria, and is a cartoonist by profession. She, as well as her husband Les, worked at the Paramount Studio in New York. In 1964 he settled in Hollywood and worked for Hanna-Barbera on shows like "THE FLINTSTONES", "THE JETSONS", "YOGI BEAR", "JOHNNY QUEST" and many others. Les also produced his own animated shorts, which were shown at Film Festivals all over the world and won several awards. Erna went through much the same as Les working at the same studios in

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Painting Classification - Fantastic Art

The painting can be classified as Fantastic Art. Fantasy has been an integral part of art since its beginnings but was especially important for Mannerism, Romanticism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Fantastic Art celebrates fantasy, imagination, the world of dreams, the grotesque, visions, etc. Within symbolism, the themes can be divided into mythology, the occult and mysticism. In French this genre is called "le fantastique"; in English it is sometimes referred to as Visionary Art, Grotesque A

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Monsignor Canon Eduardo Melo message to Oscar Casares

"... Deserves particular attention the wonderful portrait of  Pope John Paul II who we had the happy idea to order you. I Also feel happy by the appreciation and happiness of the people who observe the work of your authorship. I would like to express my satisfaction that you have received the honor of His Holiness With the certainty that you will achieve your inspiration and art in works of high merit ... "

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An admirer from Macedonia said to Oscar

My dear dear friend Oscar,you make me so happy today! I am on 7et heaven!!! 1000 roses for you from me!All my love is with you! Thanks,thanks,thanks....Warm hugs&kisses A lot of love! - Ankica/Macedonia

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Oscar Casares - Writer of Dreams

Besides painting and work as costume designer, Oscar also enjoys writing: Research based on symbols, history of art and artistic techniques; scripts giving life to characters who inhabit the imaginary and history - Ex: "The Fairies", 1999 our in 2001 “In Memory of Women of the Royal House of Braganza”; books that approach the art to children, such as "Diary of One Dream", 2005; fantasy stories which subsequently have been adapted to plays - "The Orn Prince/The Three Insignias", 2006; detailed re

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