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Amácio Mazzaropi in "Jeca Tatu" (1959)

From Jeca Tatu to Nhô Nito

With the exception of Manoel Querino (1851-1923), intellectuals who wrote about the visual arts during the First Republic started from the following assumption: a branch of European art was developing in Brazil. Some would try to propose or detect...
"The Raising of Lazarus" (1928), by Anita Malfatti. Courtesy: São Paulo Museum of Sacred Art

“I’m sorry, Anita dear”

In September 1928, back in São Paulo after five years in Paris, Anita Malfatti came across the city's cultural stagnation. Deceitful doldrums, so to speak, similar to that which also seemed to prevail there in...

'The decolonial turn in Brazilian art': Considerations to stir up the debate

The reading of The decolonial turn in Brazilian art (Editora Mireveja), by Alessandra Simões Paiva – brought up several questions that, although they concern the culture and art produced in Brazil, are of a...
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Notes on the Group of Five: a hint of melancholy in the centenary of the Week

Group of Five is a drawing that Anita Malfatti produced in the second half of 1922, a few months after the Modern Art Week. In it, the artist, in addition to portraying herself lying on...