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Study for the series Tudo te é falso e inútil (Everything is False and Useless to You)

Iberê Camargo1992

Iberê Camargo Foundation

Iberê Camargo Foundation
Porto Alegre, Brazil

“We can see that the features of the landscapes and the bodies dematerialising into transparent forms that seem to create each other were characteristic by the 1990s. The paintings in the Tudo te é falso e inútil (Everything is False and Useless to You) series have basically the same structure: a large-proportioned female human figure positioned vertically across the right of the canvas. The body is schematic, as in Solidão (Solitude), lines and colours are more concentrated in the faces, being the focal points in the space. The paintings are blue, almost monochrome, although a warmer colour can be discerned emerging at times beneath the surface. Objects can be seen next to the bodies, differentiating one painting from another: a bicycle, a chair perhaps, just suggested, together with some unidentifiable forms. The human figures in turn continue with similar features to those of the As Idiotas (Idiots) paintings. It is as if their own bodies created their successors; or as if a single, unique body had migrated from one painting to another, causing changes in the landscape, creating it according to its needs on each occasion.”
Icleia Borsa Cattani, Paisagens de dentro: as últimas pinturas de Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre: Fundação Iberê Camargo, 2009), 52-54.

Details

  • Title: Study for the series Tudo te é falso e inútil (Everything is False and Useless to You)
  • Creator: Iberê Camargo
  • Date Created: 1992
  • Location Created: Porto Alegre, RS
  • Physical Dimensions: 21,4 x 31,5 cm
  • Rights: © Fundação Iberê Camargo
  • Medium: China ink on paper
  • Credit: © Fábio Del Re_VivaFoto
  • Collection: Acervo Fundação Iberê
  • Accession number: D0641

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