Oscar Niemeyer Museum
De Bona learned how to paint with Alfredo Andersen (1860-1935), in Curitiba and went to Italy soon afterwards, where he continued his studies at the Academy of Venice. Upon returning to Curitiba, he held an exhibition with pieces painted in Europe and caught the attention of people due to their touch of modernity.
He did not escape what was in vogue, the painting of the landscapes of Paraná, but he also included thematic painting and innovated when painting historical-mythological scenes, such as "Race of the Centaur", "Foundation of Curitiba" and "Paradise Lost".
The journeys undertaken by the photographer Orlando Azevedo in Brazil resulted in series that show the physical and human geography of a country that is still unknown to many. In the series "Expedition to the Heart of Paraná", the State where he lives is revealed by the camera lenses. Part of this series is the photograph "Cruz Machado Series - Rita Fialek", in which he shows a girl from the old colony of Cruz Machado in festive Polish costumes.
Research on the movement gives structure to Abraham Palatinik's artistic work since he started producing, in the 1940's. In this long-term investigation of cinetism, Palatnik moves between bidimensional and tridimensional, with many studies in the filed of pictorics, as well as creating machines and design pieces. His trajectory synthesizes methodological rigor and aesthetic extravagance, fruits of his Mechanical engineering background and appreciation for artisanal work. His piece 'W-6336' is part of W Series, in which laser cut wooden slats painted in acrylic create delightfully varied visual rhythms.
The work of Gilvan Samico is marked by the influence of cordel literature, especially by the use of woodcut portraying religious, mythological, folkloric and northeastern culture themes, always emphasizing the symmetry and restricted use of colors. This production made him one of the greatest representatives of the Armorial Movement, which emerged in the Northeast in the 1970's.
In "The Star Eater" the artist presents two paintings: in the upper part, the serpent is about to devour a star while it is attacked by a group of eagles...
...in the lower one, flanked by the two trees of Eden, again the serpent is interrupted in its malicious intention.
Juan Esteves' experience as a photojournalist in several newspapers and magazines was his school. The photograph "Record Radio, Old Headquarters" (2010), is part of a series that aims to record the architecture in the historical center of São Paulo. Photographs that although current often resemble old ones due to the photographer's treatment of them, removing contemporary urban interference such as post wires. Record Radio's former headquarters were in the Tereza Toledo Lara Palace, built in 1910 and located on Rua Quintino Bocaiuva, between Rua Direita and Rua José Bonifácio. The radio was based there in the 1940's and 1950's.
Light ≅ Matter
Curatorship: Agnaldo Farias
Promotion: Oscar Niemeyer Museum