Published by MASP. Edited with text by Adriano Pedrosa, Isabella Rjeille, Rodrigo Moura. Text by Carlos Eduardo Riccioppo, Clarival do Prado Valladares, Flavio de Aquino, Frederico Morais, Kaira M. Cabañas, Lelia Coelho Frota, Luiza Interlenghi, Mário Pedrosa, Marc Berkowitz.
A handsome monograph on beloved self-taught Brazilian artist Djanira da Motta e Silva, whose paintings depict religious themes and everyday life in Brazil
Largely self-taught and coming from a working-class background, Djanira da Motta e Silva (1914–79) emerged on the Brazilian art scene in the 1940s, working in paint, woodcut and engraving to depict everyday life in Brazil, often with religious overtones. Although she developed a prolific career during her lifetime, in recent decades her work has been left aside of the official narratives of Brazilian art history.
This book examines Djanira's fundamental role in the formation of Brazilian visual culture and seeks to reposition her as a key figure in 20th-century art history. Its title speaks to the extraordinary visual and symbolic repertoire the artist created from the everyday life, landscape and popular culture of her country, championing themes often marginalized by the elites.
Reproducing 90 works by the artist, plus photographs and documents from her archive, it includes both newly commissioned essays and historical texts.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8 x 10.75 in. / 312 pgs / 206 color / 106 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/22/2019 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 118
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788531000652TRADE List Price: $50.00 CDN $69.95 GBP £45.00
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