"Artists in São Paulo are highly productive. Ever since the famous art week in 1922, there has been a favorable climate for artists in this city. This is particularly true of painters, who are producing extremely interesting works. Just recently a 20 year old youngster from the state of Rio Grande do Sul has opened his painting exhibition to great acclaim. This lad is truly talented."
Oswald de Andrade, August 6, 1940

On Composição com Figuras

"Nudity and the desert. Human figures lost in the desert, stripped bare like dried flowers, floating in an invariably political rhythm of orphaned creatures of the world. Scliar ends up getting so involved with this phantasmagoria that he can't see beyond it. It’s as if he’s painting within a nightmare, creating a fictional stage upon which he sets up his ghosts. The effect even at its most terrible, does not lose any of its lyrical inspiration."
Rubem Navarra in: "Carlos Scliar 1938/1971: Visão de Vida". Roberto Pontual. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Civilização Brasileira, 1970.

On the painting Assine o apelo da paz

"What simplicity! What purity of emotion! Nobody can fail to sign the call for peace. One can feel the full force of creation which drove him, and this increases the beauty of the image. This is a perfect example of the role of fine arts with clear, direct and strong political content."
Diego Rivera, 1953 in: "Carlos Scliar 1938-1971: visão de vida". Roberto Pontual. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Civilização Brasileira, 1970.