Menino com legumes

Arthur Timótheo da Costa1917

Pinacoteca de São Paulo

Pinacoteca de São Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

An outstanding painter of the early 20th century, Timótheo da Costa was from a humble family from Rio de Janeiro. His employment at the Mint made him meet the director Enes de Souza, who was a patron and who helped him pay for the National School of Fine Arts. He was contemporary of big aesthetic changes: the departure of a classicist academicism to a liberating modernism. He traveled to Europe thanks to his talent, where he absorbed seventeenth-century influences (Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Rubens) and mixed them with his contemporaries. He died of mental illness in the Hospice of the Injured.

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  • Title: Menino com legumes
  • Creator: Arthur Timótheo da Costa
  • Date Created: 1917
  • Physical Dimensions: 145 x 50 cm
  • Type: Oil on canvas
  • Rights: Acervo da Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Doação da Associação dos Amigos da Pinacoteca do Estado, 1996
  • Year and death place name: 1923 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Year and birth place name: 1882 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil