Local news and opinion reaching the communities of nosara, samarA and Nicoya
Log in |
Return to homepage
home regional community sports entertainment surf nature health en Espaņol English
     
Archives
December 09
January 2010
February 2010
Water Edition
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 10
October 10
November 10
December 10
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 11
October 11
November 11
December 11
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 12
October 12
November 12
December 12
January 13
February 13
March 13
April 13
May 13
 
Media
Partners
  El Pais
  Inside Costa Rica
  Costa Spirit
  Q Costa Rica
  Today Costa Rica
  El Sabanero
connect
FaceBook
Twitter
 
CLASSIFIEDS
 
community
  Nosara Animal Care
   
  Nosara Info
   
Esquelita de Nosara
  Friends of Nosara
   
  Nosara Civic Association
  Nosara
Wildlife

Memories For a Poet Painter

By Juan Carlos Saldaña,
with the collaboration of Sarah Anthonson

Ever since he was a child, Fernando Matamoros, the youngest of five brothers, stood out from the rest. While his brothers worked in farming, he started sketching his first drawings. At sixteen, he left home with the intention of studying and visiting other countries; his brothers remember him mentioning Cuba and Panama but who knows where else life took him! He always came home, surprising them with gifts and painting new works of art that would be left on walls and tiles, before leaving once again.

Most of his life was spent in San José, where he studied at Casa del Artista; during a visit to his hometown he created a mural that portrays Christ, with a blue and a red ray stemming from his heart, posing amidst tropical flowers for Las Delicias Church. This work is considered to be the town’s most valuable possession. The thing is, attempting to reconstruct a person that is gone, he who was an artist among humble people and countrymen, requires going into deep mysteries: a damp and stained picture of him remains, since it was him who gave memories away with his camera so that they would not be lost in the passing of time.

Fernando had a purpose that had to be postponed several times due to a lack of financial resources: he wished to establish an art school for his community and the area’s visitors; for him painting religious murals throughout the country, as well as mosaics and different projects in public and private places was not enough. It might have been a result of his generous nature, a characteristic that was always present and which his brother witnessed during the last week of his life, on three separate occasions, with the town’s children (by giving them all the change he had). This is exactly the type of thing that should be told about a man that devoted his life to art, his life’s work.

The day finally arrived and Don Fernando, at age 60, carried out his daily activities, visited his brothers, shaved and cleaned himself, perhaps sensing that it was time to leave the body that had accompanied him through so many journeys and so he left, just like the sun during a beautiful sunset...without pause or rush, due to a heart attack. Strokes of light and beautiful words captured in poetry bring him out of the shadow and place him, who knows for how long or who will wish to see him, alive and passionate, just as he was. Be at peace Fernando Matamoros, in peace you lived and in peace you go.

 

 

Extract From a Poem Dedicated to
Claudio, his Brother

Al verte
pienso que escondes
la huella de mis raíces.
Ya se te hace tarde
para reunir todas las energías que
has perdido en el tiempo
pero tienes la fortaleza de la juventud
y la experiencia del sabio escondido
cuya luz se funde con el tiempo.

 

 


 

More Entertainment News

Childs Artistic Creativity Displayed

Mael Victory von der Weid, at age eight, could easily be described as an artistic prodigy, as the new exhibition of his canvases might lead one to believe. Since discovering his talent at age four, he has painted more than 200 canvases and has recently turned to sculpture, with “The Egg”, a meticulously balanced work of found ceramics, his centerpiece. More >

Nosara – Review Classical Guitarist, David Coto
Costa Rican Musician Offers Feast of Songs from the World

On Saturday night, February 12, a crowd of 40 people at Restaurant Vista Del Paraiso welcomed David Coto with gracious applause, while the strong ocean breeze carried the melodies from Coto’s fingers to their ears. More >

The Closing Night of Nicoya Town Fair
Nicoya closed this year’s fair with Corrida de Toros

NICOYA – Weeklong Nicoya fair ended with Corrida de Toros (Bull Run) on Monday night, February 7th, with the attendance of hundreds of Nicoyans. More >

February Astrology Report

A revolutionary new moon falls in Aquarius on the 3rd, ushering in the Chinese New Year. Public and political affairs are highlighted, as well as issues of technology, religion, and natural resources, over the coming month. Calm your nerves by taking a moment to appreciate all the gifts, large and small. More >

February Calendar More >

Contact us: NOSARA [email protected] / PUBLICITY and ADVERTISING [email protected]
Copyright 2012© The Voice of Nosara