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Author - José Jorge. Title - "Cruz VIII”. year - 2005. Technique - Acrylic and mixed media on wood. dimensions - 90 x 125 cm. Photo: Disclosure.

New shows of the Sacred Art Museum of Sao Paulo investigates the symbolism of the Cross

“Christ the King - Christ the Redeemer ", Jose Jorge, occupies the room MAS / Metro Tiradentes with paintings that present new perspectives on this geometrical figure, global icon

The Museu de Arte Sacra de São PauloMAS / SP, institution of the Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, Displays “Christ the King - Christ the Redeemer”, the Portuguese artist José Jorge. The 12 presented paintings, in acrylic and mixed media on wood, exhibit geometrical figure, global icon, whose fascination always dwelt the unconscious of the artist and the collective imagination of mankind.

The new temporary exhibition on MAS-room Metro Tiradentes It comes with the intention that the viewer does not remain in the common vision of the cross symbolism as pain object, but rescue its essential meaning of life, happiness and hope. “The cross has been around since the beginning of history; it is a universal symbol and multiple meanings that are in the collective unconscious of humanity, is elementary geometric shape such as a triangle, the square and the circle. The Christian not invent the cross, but it is in his iconography that the variety of forms reaches its splendor”, says the director of the MAS-SP, José Carlos Marcal de Barros.

To express aspects of cross beyond religious, José Jorge investigates the impact of this global icon – a simple geometric figure formed by two perpendicular lines or bars -, whose power of allusion to the martyrdom of Jesus to become the main sign of Christianity, inhabiting the unconscious of an enormous part of humanity. The history of Brazil, from the beginning, It is marked by the presence of the cross, It is part of the first name of the country received – Vera Cruz, then the Land of Santa Cruz.

Before coming to MAS-SP, the works have been exhibited in Portugal, in the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro / RJ and Aparecida Basilica, in the state of Sao Paulo. In the words of José Carlos Marcal de Barros: “Called "Christ the King – Christ the Redeemer", It has among its objectives to highlight the close link between the two sites on either side of the Atlantic and also pay at the end of their roaming a tribute to the Portuguese art Brazil, when a donation of one of the frames will be effective. So interesting are the works that we believe, sincerely, that our visitors more than impressed plunge in the symbolic depths inhabited by emotion and identity”.

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Exhibition: “Christ the King - Christ the Redeemer
Artist: José Jorge
Opening: 15 June 2019, Saturday, to 11 hours
Period: 16 from June to 01 September 2019
Local: Room MAS / Metro Tiradentes – www.museuartesacra.org.br
Tiradentes subway station – São Paulo - SP
Tel.: (11) 3326-5393 - scheduling / educational for guided tours
Timetables: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 às 17h
Entrance: Free to Metro users
Number of works: 12
Techniques: Acrylic and mixed media on wood
Dimensions: varied


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José Jorge Pinheiro (Porto, Portugal – 1956)

He began his work and paint jobs for over sixteen years, through an exploratory study materials, color matching, ways and thoughts. After the initial experience of contact and discovery of these values, He gathered a group of paintings that were exhibited at the Lisbon Congress Center with the simultaneous release of a book painting, prefaced by historian and art critic, Professor José Augusto France, and a photographer's testimony Master António Cardoso Man, who also made his photographic record. Following this exposure, He began another set of works totaling 46, that give rise to another phase. He has exhibited in Portugal, in Rio de Janeiro / RJ and now in the Museum of Sacred Art of São Paulo. With the only interest and motivation to enable exhibitions and so make known their work to a wider audience and welcome your reactions and opinions, deliberately and consciously decided, and, not available for sale their works.

The museum

The Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo It is one of the most important institutions 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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