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BASSANO, Gerolamo da Ponte, said IL Bassano del Grappa, Italy 1566 - Venice, Italy - 1621. Foreign Painting, 1716 (highlights of the collection). Entry of the animals into Noah's Ark , 1590 / 1620, oil on canvas, 134 x 200 cm, unsigned, transfer, 1937, National School of fine arts.

Exposure TESTIMONIES Of FAITH: GLIMPSES of the sacred in the MNBA

To the unknown God. This, since, You honour, not knowing, is your ad (Acts 17; 23). That symbolic impact must have caused to listeners of the Apostle Paul, This locution? We believe that the same as the current reader because. By said and by proclaimed, the theme of the award brings, the interpreter, the symbolic evidence of consciousness of the one who believes.

Such an interpretation revives the dynamism inside of your interpreter, reflection and spiritual quality and ownership of its exteriority sensitive, by the symbolism of the imagination. Thus, (Re)living the Apostle, the fusion of sense and representation of the imaginal universe is the intention in the exhibition TESTIMONIES OF FAITH: GLIMPSES OF THE HOLY, that Museu Nacional de Belas Artes/Ibram/MinC opens on 6 April in partnership with the Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro.

This exhibition brings together 33 works, among paintings, sculptures, drawings and furniture, produced between the century 13 until the century 20 is dedicated to the culture of meeting, whose theme will be "ethics and Transcendence", event organized by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro which will be held at the Municipal Theatre.

Her, the Sacred, It is a conception of human spiritual intelligence as an element that is in the own devotion; and, materialize the looks to the belief and its iconic propagation through works of art from the collections of the MUSEUM COLLECTION and Rico Museum of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro.

CANDIDO PORTINARI Brodósqui, SP – 1903 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ – 1962. Pintura Brasileira 20445 (destaque do acervo). Purgatório, 1944, Array / óleo sobre madeira, 60 x 200 cm, sem assinatura, doação, 2013, Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade – ICMBio. Foto: Projeto Portinari.

CANDIDO PORTINARI Brodowski, SP- 1903 -Rio de Janeiro, RJ- 1962. Brazilian Painting 20445 (highlights of the collection). Purgatory, 1944, Array / oil on wood, 60 x 200 cm, unsigned, donation, 2013, Chico Mendes Institute for the conservation of biodiversity – ICMBio. Photo: Portinari Project.

Divided into three segments, the exhibition TESTIMONIES OF FAITH: GLIMPSES OF THE HOLY covers:

  • Foundation of faith: in this core, the exhibited works, materialize the (des)meeting of cultures between the Old and new continent. The interpreters in the works represent the moment of consecration of the first church, on Brazilian soil. As an epic narrative, These Iconographies act as timeless resonance of this myth founder of the baptism certificate of Brazil.
  • Light of faith: to this core, eyes will be focused on sensitivity crystallized in the sense of giving Supreme one that materializes, for the Christian tradition, all spiritual virtue. The works on display, not only are constituent components of the religious consciousness, but are the setting of the human condition in the face of the your intolerance is able to reveal. This representational, feeling and imagination are the aesthetic dimension in the process of hominização and humanization.
  • Aesthetic and Holy: the last theme core, the aesthetic experience will be representations of scenes or episodes narrated in the Gospels. In this core, the perception of feel, or perception of emotion, is the identification of the elect with the theme of the scene. The works of this core are the theological expression and representation; In summary, make explicit the affectus fidei (the affection of faith).

Finished the exhibition path, It is hoped a connectivity of aesthetic experience and the spiritual experience, restoring to the visitor the meaning of existence and of human affection. Thus, no longer facing an unknown god, experienced-if a date, a light that favors the multiplicity of perspectives, in a fellowship with the transcendent; for the aesthetic consciousness recognizes the symbolic evidence of those who have interpreted the Holy.

Curator of the exhibition: Monsignor José da Avellar, Himani Miguel dos Santos and Diogo Nilsélia.


Period: from 6 April through 3 th July 2016
Opening: day 6 April, Fourth, at 18h
Visitation: Tuesday till Friday from 10:00 to 5:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday of 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Tickets: R$ 8,00 entire, R$ 4,00 stocking and family ticket(for up 4 members of the same family) the R $ 8,00. Free on Sundays.

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes: Avenida Rio Branco, 199 - Cinelândia
Tel: (21) 3299-0600.

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