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“[...] The weight of the modern distilled to the limit in Iberê’s final drawings, acquires another temperature, another tone, which a disoriented, recycling period like our own understands better in its cruel irony and more symbolic pain. [...] And there is a surprising similarity between the heads of the Idiots depicted by Iberê and the heads of the judicial class (lawyers and judges) of Honoré Daumier (note the gowns that make the features of the body disappear, in another way of raising the awareness of judgement to a higher level). The exaggerated importance placed on the head (rationality) by the French artist is pushed by Iberê into further caricature (on the threshold of awareness, as an adjacent state).”
Adolfo Montejo Navas, Conjuro do mundo: as figuras-cesuras de Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre: Fundação Iberê Camargo, 2012), 118.

Details

  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: Iberê Camargo
  • Date Created: 1993
  • Location Created: Porto Alegre, RS
  • Physical Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm
  • Rights: © Fundação Iberê Camargo
  • Medium: China ink and gouache on paper
  • Credit: © Fábio Del Re_VivaFoto
  • Collection: Acervo Fundação Iberê
  • Accession number: D0878

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