#Brazil

Women Artists

The Beautiful Self-Portraits of Abigail de Andrade

History of art is full of fascinating female artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Tarsila do Amaral, Tamara de Lempicka… Now, I would...

Rute Ferreira 9 March 2022

Women Artists

Tarsila do Amaral: Joy is the Decisive Test

Tarsila do Amaral left behind 230 paintings, five sculptures, and hundreds of drawings, prints, and murals. She led Brazilian art into modernism. In...

Alicja Gluszek 7 March 2022

Arthur Bispo do Rosário South American Art

The Embroidered Life of Arthur Bispo do Rosário

Arthur Bispo do Rosário is a mythic figure in Brazilian art. He never considered himself an artist and he spent many years living in a psychiatric...

Natalia Tiberio 7 March 2022

Frans Post, View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Baroque

Frans Post, First Landscape Painter of the Americas

Frans Post has gone down in art history as the first trained landscape painter to work in the Americas. In 1636, as a young man of just 24, he...

Nicole Ganbold 27 December 2021

South American Art

Coca-Cola and the Explosive Art of Cildo Meireles

Protest Art is challenging and controversial. Political protest requires a focus, and protest art gives us a public space where we can have a...

Candy Bedworth 30 November 2021

Roberto Burle Marx, landscape designer, in his studio. Photo Tyba Architecture

Roberto Burle Marx: The Artist of Landscape Design

When you think about Modernist architecture, probably Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, or Oscar Niemeyer comes to mind. But have you paid attention...

Natalia Tiberio 8 November 2021

Museum Stories

Did They Burn Picasso? 15 Years Later The Stolen Artworks From Chácara do Céu Museum Remain Missing

It was 2006. Armed men invaded the Chácara do Céu Museum in Rio de Janeiro and stole a fortune in paintings. The stolen artworks included Picasso,...

Rute Ferreira 23 October 2021

South American Art

Modernism in Brazil: One Week That Has Changed It All

In 1922, the Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) was held in Brazil. Marking the official beginning of Modernism in Brazil, the event lasted an...

Vithória Konzen Dill 29 July 2021

Women Artists

Lygia Pape and Neo-Concretism: Art Is Experience

Breaking with all the patterns of what had been art in Latin America up to then, Lygia Pape with Grupo Frente created a unique Brazilian artistic...

Dévra Taboada 27 December 2020

South American Art

Painting Brazil: Vistas of João Batista da Costa

This collection of paintings in idyllic settings is the legacy of artist and illustrator João Batista da Costa. Batista da Costa was active in the...

Maya M. Tola 24 November 2020