Exhibit Exploring Brazilian Modernism at the MOMA

Caitlin Horsfield Caitlin Horsfield

Exhibit Exploring Brazilian Modernism at the MOMA
Brazil’s Most Iconic 20th Century Artist is now on Display at the MOMA.

An exhibition of Tarsila do Amaral- or simply, Tarsila in her native Brazil- is on display this month at the MOMA. The exhibition, “Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil” presents us with an overview of the artist’s most important works, some of which would heavily influence and shape the development of the Brazilian artistic identity of the 20th century. Her work combines stylistic references to cubism and surrealism (a reflection of her relationship with the avant-garde movement of Paris) with a representation of the ethnic and cultural diversity of Brazil. Scenes of rural Brazilian life are contrasted with paintings of urban workers, while abstract, surrealist and cubist styles are juxtaposed with touches of realism in her later work. The exhibition boasts more than 100 of her works including drawings, paintings, sketchbooks and other historical documents.

This exhibition marks her first solo exhibition in the U.S. and will be on display at the MOMA through June 3rd. Check it out here.

Workers (Operários)
Operários (Workers), 1933


Abaporu painiting
Abaporu, 1928



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