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Puerto Rican Art by Latin Artist Antonio Broccoli Porto



Home Page of Puerto Rican Artist Porto


About the Artist


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Muestra Nacional PR


Expo at University of Montclair

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Plena de Ponce


Tres Reyes Magos


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Fiesta de Santiago,Loiza


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Romantic Portraits


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Madonna Saurie


Madonna dei Fiori


Fauna of Puerto Rico,San Pedrito Bird

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Old San Juan Posters


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What is a Giclée?


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LINKS II


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Libro de Arte Iberoamericano Contemporaneo



Arte Iberoamericano Contemporaneo

Madonna Latina Project



Madonna Latina Project

UK exhibition



Galeria Latina

Costume & Set Design by Porto



A Midsummer Night's Dream

San Juan Photos



En mi Viejo San Juan


Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian


Dia de los Reyes /Three Kings Day

On the Island



Carnaval de Ponce


Guajataca Tunnel and Playa


Camuy Caverns

Puerto Rican Recipies



Romatic Puerto Rican Dinner

Carnevale di Venezia, Venice Carnival



Carnevale di Venezia ,Venice Carnival

Guest Artist Samuel Lind



Guest Artist Samuel Lind

Guest Photographer



Ed Johnson Jr

Guest Fashion Designer



Aileen Gonzalez Marti

Family History



Broccoli Surname


Porto Surname and Origins

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Antonio Broccoli Porto  
Art Studio Porto  
(914) 512-7091  

porto@studioporto.com  





Carnaval de Ponce

Carnaval de Ponce is celebrated each year and coincides with Mardi Gras of New Orleans and Carnevale of Venice and Rio de Janeiro. It is hosted in the beautiful city of Ponce and is said to have been in existence for about one hundred and forty five years. The tradition of this carnival includes parading masked figures called “Vejigantes”, So called because they carry "vejigas" or ballooned animal bladders that are painted bright colors. The Vegijantes are diabolical creations. They are masked horned figures who try to frighten everyone and who come around to beat the unsuspecting bystander with his vejiga. Of course, it doesn’t hurt because it is like a balloon. With the tradition of Carnival everyone tries to have a great time eating and drinking all night. Music abounds and there are chants to encourage the Vejigante characters to dance and make merry. "Vejigantes a la boya, pan y cebolla" just one of the traditional chants. There is Plena music everywhere and parades for the king and queen of the Carnival. The very last day of the festivities, Shrove Tuesday, the "Entiero de la Sardina" takes place. This is a mock funeral with drag queens as mourners and a chorus of folks crying for the death of the Sardine. The sardine is buried because, for the next forty days begins Lent, a time of fasting and abstinence. No more meat we’ll have to eat sardines from now on. So the last night of Carnival is delirium and crazy fun. For tomorrow we have to fast!






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Plena Mix courtesy of René Ramos all rights reserved


Click on the moving ball to see a painting about Plena de Ponce










Home Page of Puerto Rican Artist Porto  |  About the Artist  |  Sobre el Artista  |  Exhibitions  |  Expo Héctor Lavoe  |  Muestra Nacional PR  |  Expo at University of Montclair  |  Afro-Caribbean Art & Puerto Rican Art  |  Plena de Ponce  |  Tres Reyes Magos  |  Mermaids Sirenas  |  Vejigantes  |  Fiesta de Santiago,Loiza  |  Landscapes  |  Romantic Portraits  |  Still Life & Florals  |  Madonna Saurie  |  Madonna dei Fiori  |  Fauna of Puerto Rico,San Pedrito Bird  |  Sculptures  |  Bomba y Plena Posters  |  Old San Juan Posters  |  Landscape & Florals Posters  |  Romantic Portrait posters  |  Mask Making Workshops  |  CONTACT the ARTIST  |  What is a Giclée?  |  Sign GUEST BOOK  |  LINKS  |  LINKS II  |  Webrings  |  Private, Public Collections and Awards  |  Arte Iberoamericano Contemporaneo  |  Madonna Latina Project  |  Galeria Latina  |  A Midsummer Night's Dream  |  En mi Viejo San Juan  |  Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian  |  Dia de los Reyes /Three Kings Day  |  Carnaval de Ponce  |  Guajataca Tunnel and Playa  |  Camuy Caverns  |  Romatic Puerto Rican Dinner  |  Carnevale di Venezia ,Venice Carnival  |  Guest Artist Samuel Lind  |  Ed Johnson Jr  |  Aileen Gonzalez Marti  |  Broccoli Surname  |  Porto Surname and Origins  |  Company Contact  |  Poesias en español



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