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First study Pampulha, Portinari. Photo: Mario Grisolli.

Exhibition unveils the art of Portinari at Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro

They will be displayed 70 studies and models of the works of the artist who was recognized for portraying social inequalities

After passing through Recife, Salvador and Curitiba and be seen by an audience of around 50 thousand people, Rio comes to the unprecedented exhibition “Portinari – The construction of a work” that will stay in poster 3 from May to July 1, 2018, the CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro, in the city center. With free admission, the exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:0 to 9:0 pm. At the official opening for guests, What happens day 02 de Mayo, at 19h, goers space will have the chance to participate in a guided tour with the curator Luiz Fernando Dannemann. The project is sponsored by Federal Savings Bank and the Federal Government.

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The show gathers 70 studies, paintings and works of the painter, muralist and designer, who won international acclaim portraying the country's daily life and social inequality, with amazing today. Also part of the assembly 12 sculptures created by the artist Sergio Campos, reproducing characters of important works by Portinari.

Segundo Dannemann, the collected works show the artist's creative process, illustrating its history. “It is a specific display construction work of Portinari, studies showing, sketches and drawings of great works of the artist”, says the curator. "They are precious pieces of a singular artist, who sought originality in poetry itself of man ". Among them, there are studies for War and Peace Panel, Portinari created for the UN headquarters, in New York, between 1952 and 1956.

One of the great themes of the artist's work is social inequality, revealed in the daily record, as in “Group with sick man” and “dead child”, for example. “Portinari was a 'chronicler’ who, instead of writing, painted inequalities, the ephemeris”, says curator. "The Retirantes" is the reality of Brazil, people who went to big cities looking for better opportunities. And many of these works are still current, to criticism, chronic, because we still live in a country of social inequality”.

Mão, estudo Guerra, Portinari. Foto: Eder Novacki.

Hand, study War, Portinari. Photo: Eder Novacki.


The sculptures of Sergio Campos contracenam with the works of Portinari at the show. Campos finished planning the own artist, I wanted to turn your pictures into sculptures. The Rio de Janeiro receives 12 works, revealing a three-dimensional view of the Portinari. “He intended to perpetuate some of his bronze characters. As he died prematurely, at the age of 59 years, He failed to complete this project”, explica Dannemann. “Sergio Campos, Painter family member, ended the idea, creating reliable in every detail sculptures”.

Candido Portinari

The artist was born in 30 th December 1903, in Brodowski, Interior of São Paulo. The son of Italian immigrants, He had a humble childhood and only received primary education. As a child expressed his artistic vocation, starting to paint at age nine. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Rio de Janeiro and visited countries like France and Italy, where he completed studies. In 1935 He received in New York an award for his work "Coffee", who designed for the world. died in 1962, having as apparent cause chemical intoxication caused by inks present in.

Sergio Campos – Designer, painter and sculptor, It is formed by the School of Fine Arts of UFMG. Created technique for building sculptures in steel and copper and executed public monuments of large. He studied mural painting and bronze sculpture with the Italian Franco Cerri. Your drawings, from the first, It has a high voltage taut muscles, veins jumping, a hint of flirtation with the characters of Portinari.

More info: www.portinari.org.br/#/pagina/candido-portinari/apresentacao

Exhibition Portinari, the construction of a work
Free Entry
Local: CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro-Gallery 4
Address: Av. Almirante Barroso, 25 - Center (Subway and TRAM: Carioca Station)
Phone: (21) 3980-3815
Opening: 02 May 2018 (on wednesday), at 19h
Visitation: 03 from May to July 1, 2018
Time: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:0 to 9:0 pm
Indicative Classification: Free
Sponsorship: CAIXA and Federal Government
Access for people with disabilities

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