Drawing is about lines.

You have straight lines, curved lines, and a combination of both. With line you begin reproducing what you see, then drawing what you imagine, then making something new to be seen that hasn’t been seen before. Something must have snapped as Carlos put pencil on paper, chalk on paper, paint on canvas, clay on the wheel, murals on big city walls around the world.

In his work you see Picasso and the influence of ancient cultures of South and Central America – the Aztecs, Incas, Mayans. You see the influence of African masks and Ancient Greek sculptures. Art fed him like a farmer eating from his own garden.

Some of the works in the gift shop are not to my taste, but that means little. There are many foods but you don’t have to like them to make them good for someone.

Vilaro’s older works are as inquisitive as the early ones. You can see why Picasso favored the young artist with his company, recognizing a kindred soul.

I like it here. This place resonates like a ringing dinner bell as the sun goes down and candles are lit on white tablecloths.

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