'Untitled' by Emiliano Di Cavalcanti

'Untitled', Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, undated, oil on canvas, at the collection of Museu Nacional da República

Sem Título (Sem data) by Emiliano Di CavalcantiMuseu Nacional da República

Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897 - 1976) was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1897, he was a painter, illustrator, caricaturist, engraver, muralist, draftsman, journalist, writer and set designer. 

One of the exponents of Brazilian painting, Di Cavalcanti (the name he chose to sign his paintings) stands out for portraying popular figures in his constant quest to constitute a national art.

He was one of the creators of the Week of Modern Art in 1922, for which he created the catalog and the poster, and in which he exhibited some works.

Di Cavalcanti, in his production, pays attention to the formation of a visual repertoire linked to the Brazilian reality...

...understanding art as a form of social participation.

In this way, the artist values ​​realistic themes in his works aimed at building national identity.

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