The Rise of Brazil Art
The roots established from a diverse mix of Brazil people, allowed for a unique mixing of
traditions, customs and cultures in Brazil, - especially
in Brazil northeast region.
This has been an important aspect, the elements of which can be
found in popular Brazilian art.
For instance, the inspirations derived
from the religious themes introduced by religious missionaries,
enabled popular artists to further develop and showcase their skills and interests
in secular portrayals of life in contact with immigrant artisans
This fusion of popular art and 'cultured' art was to shape
Brazilian arts in future years. In 1922, the Modernist Manifesto
elevated Brazilian art as did Tarsila do Amaral, Candido Portinari
and Alfredo Volpi,
who collectively brought Brazilian popular
traditions and 'high art' concepts together both on canvas, as
well as in using other art form materials.
For instance, while Euclides da Cunha, Jorge Amado and Guimaraes
Rosa merged those elements in Brazil literature, Heitor Villa-Lobos
and Ernesto Nazareth mastered them in music art form.
Brazilian Native Ritual
Other popular art forms such as dance, Brazil
photography - pictures of Brazil ect., and
architecture have equally developed the principles of cultural
'anthropophagy'(canabalism) - which the Modernist Manifesto defined
'canabalizing the high culture from Europe, by drawing on
national, popular traditions and contemporary trends from abroad to
feed into the artist's imagination and creation of something new.
Perhaps we should take a leaf out of the Brazil book of art
and engage in some canabilizing of Brazilian soccer traditions and
success trends, for the purpose of feeding our own football players
imagination into creating something spectacular on the pitch.
Image by, Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768-1848)
a French painter, who produced many valuable lithographs
depicting the people of Brazil
Pictures of Brazil
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