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Works of Frei Jesuíno on display at MAS / SP

The show seeks the enhancement of Material and Intangible Heritage Sacra by Religious and Artistic perspective.

Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo – BUT/SP, institution of the Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, a follow up to the anniversary celebrations of her Golden Jubilee to be completed in June 2020, Displays Painting & Music in Colonial Art Paulista: Jesuino do Monte Carmelo, curated by Emerson Ribeiro Castilho. The show is a tribute to the recently completed bicentennial of his death, recognized as one of the great artists of São Paulo during the Colonial Period, acting as: priest, latinist, painter, architect, composer and musician.

"The set of collected works, added to the recent research and historical accounts, Jesuíno point as a fulcrum of a possible workshop front of his large plastic production; having spread his teachings and traits that we can interpret as "a school of painting" with profound influence in the production of artistic styles of the Baroque and Rococo Paulistas ", discusses the curator, Dr. Emerson Castilho.

Being of african-Brazilian descent had all his artistic poetry marked by "mulatice" as understood and researched by Mário de Andrade for the preparation of his biography 1944, this being the last literary work of this modernist author. Much of all Artistic Heritage and Architectural Paulista, listed by IPHAN in the state, It is his own. His works are located in the cities of: That, São Paulo and Santos. His artistic production of movable property, It is present in the main archives and collections of art museums and sacred music of São Paulo and Museum AfroBrasil.

Painting & Music in Colonial Art Paulista features, in dialogue, approximations of rare collections of churches Ituanas: Church of Our Lady of Candelaria (1780); Church of the Good Lord Jesus (1765) and Our Lady of Sponsorship (1820), where the works have cult function; added the works turned into museum artifacts of Sacred Music Museums and Art Religious Fr.. Jesuíno of Mount Carmel, Music Museum - Itu, the Museu Afro Brasil and the entire collection of the Museum of Sacred Art of São Paulo.

Exhibition: Painting & Music in Colonial Art Paulista
Artist: Frei Jesuíno of Mount Carmel
Curated By: Dr. Emerson Ribeiro Castilho
Opening: 25 January 2020, Saturday, às 11h
Period: 26 January to 23 March 2020
Local: Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo – www.museuartesacra.org.br
Address: Avenida Tiradentes, 676 -Light, São Paulo (Tiradentes station of subway)
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: 17
Technique: painting
Dimensions: several


Frei Jesuíno of Mount Carmel

religious name Jesuíno Francisco de Paula Gusmão, Santos was born in day 25 March 1764 and died in Itu on July 1, 1819. Was painter, architect, sculptor, gilder, carver, master torêutica, musician and poet and Brazilian Carmelite priest. After working in Santos as a craftsman and learn the preparation of paints, in 1781 moved to Itu and lives among local religious. The construction of the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, He works as a painter's assistant José Patrício da Silva Manso, It becomes his assistant and disciple.

In Sao Paulo city, in 1796, painting the ceiling of the nave of the Church of the Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the former Convent of Santa Teresa panels, which currently make up the Art Museum collection Sacra. He married Maria Francisca, White, of Portuguese descent, with whom he had five children. After widow is ordered Carmelite priest in 1797, and adopts the name of Frei Jesuíno of Mount Carmel. Reza his first Mass the following year.

Itu, performs the chancel ceiling and the nave of the Church and Convent of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, around 1784, and the side panels of the main chapel of the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria. Between 1815 and 1819, directs the construction of the Church and Convent of Our Lady of Sponsorship, which carries the architect jobs, master of works, painter and sculptor. Performs even eight paintings for the church and composed sacred music to its opening.

He died before finishing the work, which is completed in 1820, for their children Elias of Mount Carmel and Simon Stock of Mount Carmel, priests who were part of the congregation Sponsorship. Priests Sponsorship, as they were called, It was not an order or religious congregation canonically organized, but with existence authorized by the Church.

A Museum

The Sacred Art Museum of Sao 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 29 June 1970. Since then, the Museum of Sacred Art of São Paulo 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 Sacred Art Museum of Sao 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
Museologist - Beatriz Cruz

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