Mario Miranda (1926-2011)

The renowned Goan cartoonist and illustrator Mario Miranda passed away today in his village of Loutulim, Goa.

Mario-bab was an old world Goan and had in him that inestimable quality of graciousness. He was known best for his brilliant depiction of Goa and his political satire. His canvas was often ‘busy’ but insofar as Goa is concerned, it reflected Mario‘s deep love for his Goan homeland, his insight into its culture, and his attention to detail.

One morning in 2007 when my wife and I dropped by unannounced at his house in Loutolim, he was kind enough to spend time with us, and presented us a signed copy of his book, GOA with love.

Mario Miranda

Mario Miranda
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Mario Miranda in his study in Loutolim, Goa

Mario Miranda in his study at Loutolim, Goa
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

GOA with love

GOA with love (our signed copy)

Rao re!  Rao re! (Stop! Stop!)

Rao re! Rao re! (Stop! Stop!)

  • Asif Shaikh - May 26, 2017 - 4:56 am

    For upcoming artists like me, Mario Miranda is an absolute inspiration. There is so much to learn from his works. It is still hard to believe after so many years that he is not there but he lives on through his works. That is the beauty of art.ReplyCancel

  • […] best for his creative talent in presenting Goa on canvasses,  his works all portray a somewhat busy cartoon feel, while carrying an immense attention to […]ReplyCancel

  • Shankar Shinde - July 4, 2012 - 5:40 am

    this is official website of Mario de Miranda

  • […] the photo was taken, I thought the marvelous sketch of the mosque made by the recently departed Mario Miranda would provide an interesting point of artistic interpretation. It is taken from the book Inside Goa […]ReplyCancel

  • Orlando deMelo - December 29, 2011 - 10:46 am

    A dear friend and a unique artist. A great loss for our Goa. Thanks Rajan.ReplyCancel

  • Sonali - December 12, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    A beautifully shot portrait- it truly captures the quintessential Mario.ReplyCancel

  • Trevor Pereira - December 12, 2011 - 6:35 am

    Thanks for the post Rajan. Mario captured the Goan identity so well in his work. RIP Mr. Miranda.ReplyCancel

  • Arun - December 11, 2011 - 10:47 pm

    I love his cartoons! A great loss.ReplyCancel

  • jc - December 11, 2011 - 3:39 pm

    Thank you Rajan. That was touching.



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