Opening the commemorations of the 80 years of the Antonio Parreiras Museum (MAP), FUNARJ presents the exhibition Antonio Parreiras: landscapes and seascapes, from 7 to 23 January, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói. Curated by Vanda Klabin, the show brings together 37 canvases made by the painter, between 1887 and 1937, and evidence of MAP pioneering, as the first art museum in the state of Rio de Janeiro and the first, in Brazil, dedicated to the memory of an artist.
Recognized as one of the main Brazilian landscapers, Antonio Diogo da Silva Parreiras was born in Niterói, in 1860. In 1884, as a student of German artist Georg Grimm, abandoned the National Academy of Fine Arts, accompanying the master and other colleagues to form the Grimm Group, in the neighborhood of Boa Viagem. Made several training trips to Europe, painted landscapes, naked, portraits and paintings of historical themes, being chosen as the greatest Brazilian painter in a poll conducted by Fon-Fon magazine, in 1925. The following year, widely acclaimed as an artist, published the autobiographical book History of a painter told by himself.
About the work of Parreiras, Vanda Klabin highlights the artist's strong relationship with the landscape: “His pictorial sensibility and the constant fascination that nature observed up close exerted in his visual vocabulary reflect his innovative contribution to the universe of Brazilian art”. The unique interpretation of nature by the painter can be seen, in the main hall of MAC, on screens like "The afternoon", sold in 1887 to finance the artist's first study trip to Europe, and "The fire", member of the last exhibition by Antonio Parreiras, in 1936, and that denounces the burning of Brazilian forests. The exhibition, which is sponsored by the association Lazuli Belas Artes and by the real estate developers União Realizações e Mônaco, it also features two works by the German artist George Grimm, master of vines, and a portrait of the honored, by Numa-Camille Ayrinhac.
In addition to being one of the sponsors of the exhibition, Lazuli Fine Arts, non-profit association, is promoting a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds and collaborate with the restoration and modernization of the Antonio Parreiras Museum, closed for over a decade. Donations can be made through the website nova.kickante.com.br/l/revitalizamuseuantonioparreiras. Symbolic counterparts for donors range from thank you emails to engraving their name on a plaque in the area provided for in the museum's expansion. From the site, it will be possible to monitor the amount collected, how it will be invested and the schedule of works.
According to the Municipal Decree 14.142/ 2021, it is necessary to present proof of vaccination up to date, in print or digital format, accompanied by a document with photo. All sanitary protocols to combat COVID-19 are followed.
Antonio Parreiras Exhibition: landscapes and seascapes
Curated By: Vanda Klabin
Opening: 7 January, from 10pm
Period: from 7 to 23 January
Visitation: Tuesday to Sunday, das 10h às 18h
Local: MAC Niterói
Address: Mirante da Boa Viagem, s/nº, Bon Voyage, Niterói, RJ
Entrance: R$ 12 (entire). R$ 6 (half price) – Elderly people from 60 years, low-income youth aged between 15 and 29 years registered in the CadÚnico, private school students, university students and professors. Proof of entitlement to the benefit is required at the museum ticket office.
Free admission to public school students (secondary school), children up to 7 years, people with special needs, residents or born in Niterói (with presentation of proof of residence) and visitors by bicycle. On Wednesday, admission is free for everyone.
Sale: on the Sympla website or at the Museum box office. Entrance to the Museum must be made by 5:30 pm.
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