VARIG (acronym for Viação Aérea RIo-Grandense) was the first airline founded in Brazil, in 1927. From 1965 until 1990 it was Brazil's leading and almost only international airline. In 2005, Varig went into judicial re-organisation, and in 2006 it was split into two companies informally known as "old" Varig — heir to the original airline and now defunct, and "new" Varig — a new company fully integrated into Gol Airlines.
3 years ago we featured Hong Kong painter Marc Allante's artwork, showing how his artistic skills have improved since early childhood. Since then, he's quit his corporate job and is now happily doing art full time. We decided to reach out to him. More