Tarsila do Amaral: Cannibalizing Modernism

Edited by:

Adriano Pedrosa; Fernando Oliva

Texts by:

Adriano Pedrosa; Amanda Carneiro; Artur Santoro; Carlos Eduardo Ricciocoppo; Fernando Oliva; Guilherme Giufrida; Irene V. Small; Mari Rodríguez Binnie; Maria Castro; Matheus de Andrade; Michele Bete Petry; Maria Bernardete Ramos Flores; Michele Greet; Paulo Herkenhoff; Renata Bittencourt; Sergio Miceli; Tarsila do Amaral

Capa dura, 21,5x28,5cm, 360p, inglês, MASP, 2019


ISBN 978-85-310-0070-6

This is the most comprehensive exhibition catalog dedicated to the work of Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973), a pioneering figure in Latin American modernism. After studying with Fernand Léger (1881-1955) and André Lhote (1885-1962) in Paris, Tarsila, as she is widely known in Brazil, cannibalized modern European references to create a unique style of her own, true to her origins, with the use of <em>caipira</em> [Brazilian countryside] colors, as well as representations of typical and local characters, scenes, and narratives. This publication accompanies the most extensive exhibition of Tarsila to date, held at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), and reproduces 113 of her works, as well as documents and photographs.