Retratos da Brasilidade Retratos da Brasilidade


The richness and diversity present in Brazilian culture are the highlights of the exhibition “Retratos da Brasilidade”, from 10th February to 10th May at the MAB-FAAP. The exhibition – free of charge – presents 70 works, including engravings, paintings, photographs and sculptures from different periods, trends and techniques.

It´s possible to enjoy, for example, scenes of the nineteenth and twentieth, century’s focusing the work, human types, fauna, flora and brazilian folk culture. The works depict episodes of daily activities, both past and today, traditional parties and religious imaginaries. Also, brings a clipping of the great national passion, the football.

Some of the works shown in the exhibition are the engravings by Johann Moritz Rugendas; showing scenes of the nineteenth century in Brazil; the painting Caboclas Montadas, by Lasar Segall; the painting Carnaval, by Emiliano Di Cavalcanti; and photos by Pierre Verger, which has the brazilian traditional folk culture as main theme.

Moreover, the exhibition brings the drawing Capoeira, by Carybé ; the painting "naif" Festa de São João, by Aldir Sodré de Souza, the engraving Carnaval by Livio Abramo and the charcoal drawing on paper Garimpeiro, by Cândido Portinari, among many others.

The goal of the exhibition is show key aspects of Brazilian culture. It is the look of the artist about Brazil. Therefore, MAB-FAAP got together artists from different periods and different artistic trends who are exponents of scholarship, modernism, contemporary art and manifestations of "naif" art.