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  • [Letter] 1927 Sep. 4, Paris [to] Tarsila [and to] Oswald de Andrade, Brasil
    Villa-Lobos, Heitor
    The erudite music composer Heitor Villa-Lobos wrote a letter to a couple also staying in Paris, Oswald de Andrade and Tarsila do Amaral. He comments on the difficulties involved in presenting different types of art produced in Brazil as [what is] “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780595

  • A "descida" antropophaga
    Costa, Oswaldo
    This document claims that one of the fundamental tenets of the so-called Movimento Antropófago is a return to a “natural state” (understood as a kind of “beauty with natural features” that is ugly, rough, barbaric, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784397

  • A lingua tupy - Plinio Salgado
    Salgado, Plínio, 1895-1975
    Questioning the exhaustion of Western civilization (specifically the European version), and basing his arguments on the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud—who wrote about the social life of primitive peoples in his book Totem and Taboo— Plí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784419

  • Cobra Norato : Nheengatú da margem esquerda do Amazonas
    Bopp, Raul
    Cobra Norato, a book combining poetry and narrative, offers a version of the Portuguese language that is more in line with its sound than its grammar. It is a symbolic construction of the Brazilian forests whose characters (Curupira, Cobra Grande, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780624

  • Exposição de uma casa modernista
    Warchavchik, Gregori
    The catalogue for the Exposição de uma casa modernista was written by the architect Gregori Warchavchik, creator of this radical project. Although it was controversial in the conservative milieu of the period, the project was fairly significant in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780808

  • Feuilles de route I. Le formose
    Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
    After his 1924 trip to Brazil, the Swiss poet Blaise Cendrars wrote this book in which he describes the journey taken by the group of São Paulo modernists headed by Oswald and Mário Andrade. This sojourn within the Brazilian interior sowed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780879

  • Pau Brasil
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    This book of poetry was published a year after the 1924 Pau-Brasil manifesto. The book is divided into several sections: “História do Brasil,” a parodic version of the discovery of the country; “Roteiro de Minas” [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784909

  • Pintura Pau-Brasil e antropofagia
    In this text, painter Tarsila do Amaral provides an overview of her artistic career, specifically in relation to the Pau-Brasil movement and to cultural “anthropophagy.” She emphasizes the importance of the trip she took to Minas Gerais in 1924 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784978

  • São-Paulo
    Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
    Written to be included in the catalogue for the first female solo exhibition of the work of painter Tarsila do Amaral in Paris in 1926, this poem by the Swiss poet Blaise Cendrars captures the vision he had of Lake Lehman (Geneva) while in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781611

  • Tarsila
    This document is the catalogue for a solo exhibition of work by Tarsila do Amaral at Galerie Percier in Paris, which featured works from her Pau-Brasil period. The preface, written by Swiss poet Blaise Cendrars, came to be known as the poem to “Sã [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782543

  • Tarsila : Rio-1929
    This catalogue for the first solo exhibition in Brazil of painter Tarsila do Amaral contains texts on her work by José Severiano de Rezende, Waldemar George, Maurice Raynal, Maximilian Gauthier, Raymond Cogniat, Christian Zervos, Tasso da Silveira, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785011

  • Tarsila antropófaga
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    This text is a report, possibly written in 1929, based on an exhibition of paintings by Tarsila do Amaral in São Paulo. The text establishes two distinctive periods in the artist’s work. One “with the universal, moving colors of the shantytowns [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781956

  • Tarsila do Amaral, a interessante artista brasileira, dá-nos as suas impressões
    In this interview the painter Tarsila do Amaral talks about Cubism and delivers a spirited defense of this modern movement. She sees it as an innovation that will lay the foundations for the art of the future. Just returned from Paris, she calls “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781904