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Portrait of Raphael Galvez, in the studio on Rua Lopes de Oliveira, in the 1980s

Petit maître

Art critic and professor Tadeu Chiarelli lists reasons to read the recently released autobiography of sculptor and painter Raphael Galvez

On the President's good looks

Research pointed out that 27% of Bolsonaro voters would vote for him for his personal image; Tadeu Chiarelli writes on the subject
Work by Tatiana Blass exhibited in the solo show "Reviravolta", at Galeria Millan. Photo: Disclosure

Tatiana Blass: on the threshold of matter and emptiness

Art critic and curator Tadeu Chiarelli writes about Tatiana Blass's new exhibition, "Reviravolta", on display at Galeria Millan

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...

Too bad Oswald wasn't born in Rio, right?

Interesting how, once again, the Brazilian belletrist tradition puts the visual arts and their circuit to the side, when it comes to reflecting on art and culture in the country. The most recently...
Ettore Ximenez, “Syrian-Lebanese Friendship”

Guilherme de Almeida and the mystery of Parque D. Pedro: “I'm getting scared”

Since 2017, I have studied the Monumento aos Bandeiras, by Victor Brecheret, installed in 1953 at the entrance to Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo. My interest is to study it from the first ideas that emerged in the city to...

“Monument to the Flags”, by Brecheret: the present past

The Monument to the Flags, by Victor Brecheret, also known as Push-push and Let me push, is over a hundred years old, if we take into account that its first model dates from 1920. Situated...

Victor Brecheret's sculpture: between tradition and contemporaneity

On the eve of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Week of Modern Art, it is important to reflect on the figure of the Italian-Brazilian sculptor Victor Brecheret (1894-1955), a professional whose work is awaiting reassessment. This text pays attention to the...

Segall and Picasso; allegory and decisive moment; painting and photography

In view of the discussions on modernism and the Modern Art Week of 1922, an issue that remains outside the debate concerns the use that painters of modernism made of...
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Monteiro Lobato art critic. Again [or yet]

Tadeu Chiarelli discusses Lobato's art criticism from a broader context than the São Paulo scene of 1917, bringing other data to reflect on the writer's performance