My books (that do not know I exist)
They are a part of me, like this face
From temples and eyes already gray
That in vain I go seeking in the mirrors
And over which I run my concave hand.
Not without a natural bitterness
I understand that the essential words,
Those that express me, will be in those leaves
Who do not know who I am, nor what I write.
It's just as well. The voices of these dead
will forever speak to me.
Jorge Luis Borges, in "La Rosa Profunda"
Alfredo Galvão (1900-1987)
Painter, teacher, and historian, Alfredo Galvão (1900–87) studied at the National School of Fine Arts (ENBA), first as a free student, from 1916 through 1919, then as a regular student, from 1920 through 1927, having been a pupil of Masters such as Rodolpho Amoêdo, Baptista da Costa, Lucilio de Albuquerque, and Rodolpho Chambelland. He was also director of the School and the National Museum of Fine Arts, and a dedicated researcher of academic art education in Brazil, most especially in Rio de Janeiro.
Inspired by Michelangelo's sculpture "Aurora" (Dawn), an integral part of the funeral monuments of Lorenzo and Giuliano de Medici, "Allegories of Time" (Twilight, Day, Dawn, and Night) in the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy. The set of sculptures represents the phases of life: Dawn for youth, Twilight for old age, Day for our life on earth, and Night for death.
Dos livros: Ex-libris nas coleções do MNBA
Curadoria - Mary Komatsu Shinkado
Fotografia - Eliana Andressa Martins Gomes
Idealizado especialmente para o Google Art Project, 2017