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Sacred Art Museum of Sao Paulo highlights Ibero-Andean art in new exhibit temporary

“Ibero-Andean Painting - Religious art in Hispanic America "presents a precious collection of works that reveal the beginning of artistic production in the Americas

The Museu de Arte Sacra de São PauloMAS-SP, institution of the Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, inaugurates "Painting Ibero-Andina – Religious art in Hispanic America”, curated by Beatriz Cruz. The exhibition presents the most recent incorporation of the acquis MAS-SP, a precious set of 10 ibero-Andean works of art – donation made by the engineer and collector Ladi Biezus.

The exhibits in this new temporary show MAS-SP They have invaluable importance not only for the theme portrayed, but for revealing the beginning of artistic production in the Americas. “Its existence is closely related to the facts linked to the Spanish domination in America, justified, among other facts, the bulls of donation, edited by Pope Alexander IV, in 1493, was granted in which the Catholic king, Ferdinand and Isabella, ownership over lands discovered. In Exchange, the Spanish crown assumed the commitment to carry out an effective action of evangelization and conversion to Catholicism of the American people”, said the executive director of MAS-SP, José Carlos Marcal de Barros.

From then, the American continent was supported by two powers, the temporal and the spiritual - the Crown and the Church. Both needed be present in the New World, something only possible through multiple representations, for natives and for those who took up residence there in order to legitimize those powers. “To fulfill the plans of evangelization, the church laid hands mainly of art as an essential resource for spreading the faith. Del Caprio and summarizes their use in defining the art will be shown as "a means of expression that exerted a special attraction for indigenous, becoming an excellent support for the didactic explanations of Catholic doctrine '”, He explains the executive director of MAS-SP.

Soon, works depicting biblical scenes from the New Testament, the lives of saints, angels, archangels, cherubim and not rare scenes of the Virgin Mary when Girl and the life of Jesus, made in Europe, aportam in the New World – and are now reproduced by artists and native or European artisans settled there, incorporating elements of local flora and fauna. So, in the 17th century, a great artistic production center is formed in the Cusco region, also attracting artists from other cities. In the words of Goncalo Ivo, artist, architect and writer: “It is in a context like this that comes the Cuzco school. Images that served the catechesis, They show the match between cultures from different worlds. Reveal something fresh, pure and primitive. They are colored jewels in the rough sky new world”.

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From 1960, becomes part of important collections in São Paulo a portion of this endless artistic production of Catholic theme, which is displayed on walls, along with colonial furniture, imagine and other objects of worship, as chalices and ambulas. “This shows, the Museum of Sacred Art brings a little this way to see and display this type of expression of faith, in conjunction with other parts of its collection, as part of the culture of proactive policy of the Department of Culture and Creative Economy of the State”, concludes José Carlos Marcal de Barros.

Exhibition: “Painting Ibero-Andina – Religious art in Hispanic America
Curated By: Beatriz Cruz
Opening: 18 May 2019, Saturday, às 11h
Period: 19 of May to 2 June 2019
Local: Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo – www.museuartesacra.org.br
Address: Avenida Tiradentes, 676 -Light, São Paulo (Metro station Tiradentes)
Tel.: 11 3326-5393 -scheduling / educational guided tours
Timetables: From Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 às 17h | Crib Napolitano: from 10 às 11h, and from 14h to 15h
Entrance: R$ 6,00 (One piece) | R$ 3,00 (Half national entry for students, private school teachers and I.D. Young – upon proof) | Free Saturdays | exemptions: children up to 7 years, adults from 60, public school teachers, disabled people, ICOM members, police and military – upon proof
Number of works: 10
Technique: Painting
Dimensions: varied



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The Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo, institution of the Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, It is one of the most important of its kind in the country. It is the result of an agreement signed between the State Government and Mitra Archdiocese of Sao Paulo, in 28 October 1969, and its installation date 28 June 1970. Since then, the Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo He came to occupy wing of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Light, on Avenida Tiradentes, downtown São Paulo. The building is one of the most important monuments of colonial architecture São Paulo, built of rammed earth, rare remaining example in the city, last farm convent city. It was listed by the Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute National, in 1943, and the Council for the Defense of Heritage, Architectural artistic and the State of São Paulo, in 1979. It has much of its collection also listed by IPHAN, since 1969, whose priceless heritage includes relics of stories in Brazil and worldwide. The Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo holds a vast collection of works created between centuries 16 and 20, counting with rare specimens and significant. There are more than 18 thousand items in the collection. The museum has works of recognized names, as Frei Agostinho da Piedade, Frei Agostinho de Jesus, Antonio Francisco Lisboa, the "Aleijadinho" and Benedito Calixto de Jesus. Noteworthy are also the collections of nativity scenes, silverware and jewelery, Lampadarios, furniture, altarpieces, altars, clothing, liturgical books and numismatic.

Chairman of the Board of Directors – José Roberto Marcelino

CEO – José Carlos Marcal de Barros
Director of Planning and Management – Luiz Henrique Neves Marcon
Technical director - Maria Inês Lopes Coutinho

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  1. What beautiful works! our! <3

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