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Nativity-themed screens celebrate Christmas at MAS/SP

Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo – BUT / SP, institution of Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, starts the actions that celebrate the end of the year festivities. in the room of exhibition temporary, abre at the exhibition "”And Dwelled Among Us – The Nativity according to the painters“, composed of 31 screens from your collection, with themes related to the nativity and signed by relevant names from the national and international artistic scene. The curatorship is signed by Beatriz Cruz and John Rossi.

"And Dwelled Among Us – The Nativity according to the painters"

The reporting of facts that occurred in a striking and decisive manner, at the beginning of the Christian Era, it was transmitted orally so that the majority of the population could be aware of what and how things happened and what was decided from that moment on.. Written records come in a second moment. The art follows the same pattern in his original works. in sacred art, is no different; its themes dedicated to evangelization, portray a philosophy that permeates the history of both the church and Christianity. “It is from the 2nd century onwards that images relating to the birth of Christ began to appear based mainly on the oral narratives of the first Christians. Later, with the circulation of the texts of the Matthew evangelists, Mark and Lucas, the works that portray the Nativity are expanded. since the Annunciation, made by Archangel Gabriel to Mary, until the return from Egypt and the early childhood years of Jesus, hundreds of works were produced, fixing in our memory the events linked to Christmas ", explains João Rossi, one of the exhibition's curators.

The exhibition "And Dwelled Among Us – The Nativity according to the painters”, with 31 canvases and reliefs ranging from the 16th to the 20th centuries, de importantes autores as Fulvio Pennacchi, Paolo Veronese, Jorge José Eduardo Vedras, Samson Flexor, among many, conveys the perspective with which each one saw the story of Jesus' birth and childhood. Italian paintings, Brazil, chinese, Ibero-Andean, Portuguese sculptures and 17th century national works, a nativity scene from the 18th century Madeira Island and sculptures of the Child Jesus and the pregnant Mary will be in the exhibition space.

From the simple assembly of cribs at home, common routine among families from all over the world, even the works of the great masters that are now found in museums in different countries, all this artistic production serves as a trigger to the memory that the true meaning of Christmas is broader and deeper than just commercial or social actions.

"At home or on the street, the BUT celebrates Christmas with all the intensity and joy so needed in these difficult times.” José Carlos Marcal de Barros

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Exhibition: And Dwelled Among Us – The Nativity according to the painters
Artists: Paolo Veronese, Samson Flexor, Fulvio Pennacchi, Josefine Ritter, Joaquim José de Gugos, CIMA-ARQUI 8th grade team – Liceu Pasteur, Jorge José Eduardo Vedras, Ana Vitória Monteiro Gomes, Wilma Ramos, Vaste Bergamaschi, Sarah Salvi de Freitas, Palma Vecchio, Ludovico Carracci, Matti Seppãlã, Olympio Milani, Ma Tien Fei, Cavalier Storm (Pietro Woman, The young), D. Lucas Teixeira, Rosalvo Cardoso de Mattos and some anonymous authors
Curated By: Beatriz Cruz and João Rossi
Opening: 27 th November of 2021 – at 11 am
Duration: from 28 th November of 2021 to 9 January 2022
Number of works: 31
Techniques: paintings and sculptures
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 29 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 10 thousand items in the collection. Has works of recognized names, as Frei Agostinho da Piedade, Frei Agostinho de Jesus, Antonio Francisco Lisboa, the "Aleijadinho" and Benedito Calixto de Jesus, Among many, anonymous or not. 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 Marcellino dos Santos
CEO – José Carlos Marcal de Barros
Director of Planning and Management – Luiz Henrique Neves Marcon
Museóloga - Beatriz Cruz

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