Mario and his muse, Goa
My fascination with Mario de Miranda’s caricatures began when I was about 6 years old. I still fondly (and vividly!) remember the adventures of Nitin, Hassan and Leena, the colourful characters Mar…
On his 90th birth anniversary, five classic Mario Miranda drawings
As Goa celebrates the illustrator's life, architect Gerard da Cunha picks his favourite works from the thousands Miranda created.
Sahitya Wishesh - A TRIBUTE TO MARIO | Wishesh Special
To understand what Mario is saying to us through his drawings we have to understand his premise, which is that of the detached observer, the outsider looking in, the artist passing by
Mario Miranda – a jewel from Goa is no more
There wasn’t a dry eye in the congregation as Goa bid its last adieu to renowned cartoonist Mario Miranda whose mortal remains were consigned to the flames at the Hindu crematorium on Decembe…
Goan Wedding Banquet (1964)
Mario de Miranda has not formally studied Art and began his career as a Cartoonist for the Times of India Group in 1953. He later moved into illustration and fine art. He has been invited to sketch and exhibit in many Countries including U.S.A., Japan, Germany, Spain and France.
Rediscovering Mario Miranda
On a recent visit to Goa, I had the opportunity of visiting a work in progress- a museum to house the works of the cartoonist Mario Miranda by the architect Gerard da Cunha. Apart from the delight of seeing a building at the bare bones stage (a delight for any architect, as any fule kno), it was the rekindling of association with the lines and forms, the crosshatching and the subtle colour infills of a cartoonist and illustrator whom people of my vintage 'grew up with'. We knew Mario before…