27 February 2009

Tarsila do Amaral




























































I like Tarsila do Amaral´s paintings very much. She took part in Modernism Movement in Brazil, in 20`s. Even today her work is remarkable. Nature and Humanity are together in her work: foot, land, coconut trees in the city, green, sky, cities, more green. In São Paulo we have "few green", just in parks and some neighbourhoods. That is why people are desperate to set out when there is a long holiday. Even a trip to the mountains or to the beach make us over the moon, more well-balanced and self-centred. I notice this in all friends, colleagues and acquaintances. It seems to me that we forget that nature must be part of our lives. Why not more green? Maybe, if we had much more trees in São Paulo city, the rivers wouldn´t overflow after a-forty-minute-rain and there wouldn´t be so much caos at traffic time in summer (almost every day). Green is wanted here, peace of mind, deep relaxation, just green.

13 comments:

Dave King said...

Wow, I seriously like this work! Especially the nudes.I find them humerous, but also working at a deeper level. I think I shall need to spend more time with them to give a proper assessment. Thanks for introducing Tarsila do Amaral.

Deedee said...

Rosana - I know what you mean about needing to be in the green. I think as humans we are wired to want to be surrounded by nature and foliage. It is soothing to the soul.

The lady in Red said...

Dear Dave, it is not nudes. They are not human beings but shape of. Try reading something about antropofagism, that happens when an artist try to take styles of other artists and cultures of other artist and create his/her own style. Well, anyway, it is much more than this. Thanks for the comment.

Dear Deedee, I am glad that you understand and feel the same. Thanks for the comment.

CLAY said...

Her work is very organic. Excellent post Rosana dear!

The lady in Red said...

Organic, Clay? I never imagined that (lol)

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

What a lovely blogyou have going here Rosana.
I love the painting. I'm a lover of art and I am a fan of Modernism and a few other genres.
Drop by to visit me if you have a moment or two.
Take good care and......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

The lady in Red said...

Dear Reggie Girl, thanks for visiting. If I have news from Modernism(lol) I will send you.

Best wishesm
Rosana

CLAY said...

I keep coming back to view this work, it's superb.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lady in Red! Nice blog and nice posts. I especially enjoyed your post on January 22nd, about armenian writer William Saroyan. Congratulations! Fernando, FFLCH.

Veronica said...

Hi Rosana - have been trying to leave comments on a couple of your posts now but blogger seems to be against it. But one more time... I love these paintings and have been trying to remember where I have seen them (or some similar works by Tarsila do Amaral perhaps)- a gallery maybe in Australia seems to float around my head... and a long time ago....is this possible?

The lady in Red said...

Dear Clay, thanks for your visiting. I have been so busy that I haven´t seen my favourites blog, that include yours, of course!

Fernando, obrigada pela visitinha. Você sabe que eu adoro William Saroyan.

Dear Veronica, I always loved Tarsila do Amaral. Maybe you have seen in Australia. There are many works from her around world.

Aleksandra said...

O,dear Rosana I love her work,what a power in a simplest shape,fresh spirits are living in those streets and towns,magnificent body's(please pardon my English,just cant get myself in to dictionary,I'm to tired now but I wont to write to you before I faint,OK?)*:O)
And the colors,I can smell the sunshine on their skins,wow,outstanding and I feel ashamed cause I never heard of her before,thank you very much for this eye and mind opener!
Obrigada(is it correct so?) *:O)<
Sandra

The lady in Red said...

Dear Sandra, thanks for visiting. Yes, obrigada is correct.

Best wishes,
Rosana

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