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  • O desafio político de Rubem Valentim
    Bittencourt, Francisco
    In this text, critic Francisco Bittencourt discusses the work of sculptor Rubem Valentim. He asserts that Valentim’s diverse body of work “effects a synthesis that may yield, for the first time, a language with a Brazilian accent, that is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111079

  • [Esta exposição é um golpe de vista sóbre a Bahia]
    Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001
    The distinguished novelist Jorge Amado wrote this text on the Afro-Brazilian exhibition on mundane arts and crafts as well as objects of worship of Afro-Brazilian Candomblé. He referred to these utensils as “mediocre objects that highlight their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110903

  • O artesanato no Ceará
    Xavier, Lívio, 1900-
    In this article Lívio Xavier discusses the production of handcrafts in the state of Ceará, which are brought into town and offered for sale in the markets in Fortaleza, the state capital. Xavier notes the wide variety of artisan products produced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110900

  • Congresso afro-brasileiro da Bahia
    Carneiro, Edison; Ferraz, Aydano do Couto, 1914-
    This is a preface to the book O negro no Brasil. Trabalhos apresentados ao 2º Congresso afro-brasileiro da Bahia (11 a 20 de janeiro de 1937) consisting of a collection of lectures presented at the event. The sociologists Edson Carneiro and Aydano [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110850

  • O negro na literatura e na arte
    Medeiros, Aluízio, 1918-1971
    This is the initial text of the book O negro na literatura e na arte. It was originally the text of a lecture given at the Teatro José de Alencar to commemorate the day when slavery was abolished in Brazil (1888). The event was organized by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110753

  • Poemas negros
    Lima, Jorge de, 1893-1953
    This is a book of poems by the Brazilian writer Jorge de Lima, with illustrations by the painter Lasar Segall. The poems address various aspects of the life experiences of Africans and their descendants in Brazil. There are references to the slavery [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110581

  • Lasar Segall e os poemas negros
    Navarra, Ruben
    This is a review of Poemas Negros, the book written by Jorge de Lima and illustrated by the painter Lasar Segall. The reviewer, Rubén Navarra, flatly considers Poemas Negros to be a “transcendental step” in modern Brazilian literature. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110579

  • Cultura e estética no Museu de Arte Negra
    Nascimento, Abdias do, 1914-
    This article is about the founding of the Museu de Arte Negra (Rio de Janeiro, 1968). The author deplores the lack of study in the field of Afro-Brazilian art and the general ignorance concerning its contribution to Brazilian culture. The Museu de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110578

  • Por que Oxalá usa ekodidé
    Mestre Didi
    This is a story written by the African-Brazilian sculptor Deoscóredes Maximiliano dos Santos, alias Mestre Didi. In it, he recounts a legend from the mystic universe of Candomblé (a fairly widespread Brazilian cult with African roots) about the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110544

  • Mestre Didi : poesia mítica e contemporaneidade
    Santos, Juana Elbein dos
    This text was published in the catalogue of Mestre Didi’s exhibition entitled Poesia mítica e contemporaneidade, organized by the Museu de Arte Moderna in Salvador (state of Bahia, 1997). Written by the anthropologist Juana Elbein dos Santos, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110542

  • [O autor das vinte e sete esculturas representando os...]
    Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001; Rego, Waldeloir
    This book is on the wooden panels sculpted by Carybé, an Argentine artist who resided in Brazil. The reliefs represent Candomblé Orishas, that is, male, female, or gender neutral Afro-Brazilian deities. In his introduction, Afro-Brazilian artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110537

  • Candomblé
    Medeiros, José
    This book, written by the journalist José Medeiros, includes photographs and text about Candomblé, the African-influenced cult in Brazil. The author provides a detailed description of the various stages in the secret religious initiation process of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110536

  • Arte africana & afro-brasileira
    Melo, Dilma de; Calaça, Maria Cecília Felix
    This book, written by the sociologist Dilma de Melo Silva and the social communicator Maria Cecília Felix Calaça, presents a historical review of Brazilian art and its African sources, and a discussion of African tribal art produced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110535

  • A coleção etnográfica de cultura religiosa afro-brasileira do Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da Universidade de São Paulo
    Amaral, Rita
    This text by anthropologist Rita Amaral covers the collection of ritual art—specifically of the Afro-Brazilian cult Candomblé—which forms part of the collection of the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia at the Universidade de São Paulo. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110533

  • Cosmologias e altares
    Montes, Maria Lúcia
    This essay appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition that explored the symbolic cosmogony of Umbanda and Candomblé altars. The author, the Brazilian anthropologist Maria Lúcia Montes, describes these altars as an elaborate symbolic text to be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110528

  • Coleção culto afro-brasileiro : um testemunho do Xangô pernambucano
    This is the catalogue of ritual objects related to the Yoruba deity Xangô (written Changó in Cuba) in the collection of the Museu do Estado de Pernambuco in Recife. The 307 works are placed in the following categories: sculptures of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110526

  • Cem anos de arte afro-brasileira = One hundred years of Afro-Brazilian art
    Salum, Marta Heloísa Leuba
    This article discusses what is meant by the term “Afro-Brazilian art.” The anthropologist Marta Heloísa Leuba Salum describes it as an abstract place where Africa and Brazil commingle in an imaginary universe. She stresses that Afro-Brazilian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110524

  • Catálogo ilustrado do Museu Folclórico
    Alvarenga, Oneyda
    This catalogue documents the Afro-Brazilian religious art collection known as “Discoteca Oneyda Alvarenga,” which belongs to the Secretaria Municipal de Cultura of São Paulo. It includes 580 pieces, organized within the following groups: (1) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110523

  • Catálogo ilustrado da Coleção Perseverança
    Duarte, Abelardo
    This catalogue for the Perseverança Collection refers to objects of Afro-Brazilian art connected to the Yoruba religion of the warrior-god Xangô [Changó]. Researcher Abelardo Duarte, organizer of the collection and catalogue, enumerates, describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110522

  • Catálogo do Museu Afro-Brasileiro = Catalogue of the Afro-Brazilian Museum
    Santos, Jocélio Teles dos
    This is the catalogue for the collection at the Museu Afro-Brasileiro in Salvador, the capital city of the state of Bahia. In it, the anthropologist Jocélio Teles dos Santos explains that this collection is an incentive to make comparisons, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110521

  • Afrikanische Religiosität in Brasilien; Kunst und Afro-Brasilidade = African religiosity in Brazil; Afro-Brazilian art = Religiosidade africana no Brasil; Arte afro-brasilidade
    Moura, Carlos Eugênio Marcondes de; Araújo, Emanoel, 1940-
    The catalogue for Arte e religiosidade afro-brasileira, the exhibition held at the Kunstverein Museum, in Frankfurt in 1994, introduces the work of contemporary artists of African descent or whose work is inspired by African culture. The exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110519

  • Agnaldo Manoel dos Santos : origin, revelation and death of a primitive sculptor
    Valladares, Clarivaldo Prado
    In this essay on Bahían sculptor Agnaldo Manoel dos Santos, Clarival do Prado Valladares discusses aspects of the artist’s life—in particular, the arduous work he did making blocks of limestone— and of his work. The text describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110478

  • Esboço histórico : o elemento negro nas artes plásticas
    Cunha, Marianno Carneiro da, 1926-1980
    This is an excerpt from “Arte afro-brasileira,” a chapter in the book História Geral da Arte no Brasil. In it, the anthropologist Marianno Carneiro da Cunha stresses the importance of black artists and their art in the history of Brazilian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110463

  • Agnaldo e a escultura afro americana
    Leite, José Roberto Teixeira
    The critic José Roberto Teixeira Leite rates the artist Agnaldo [Manoel dos Santos] as one of the greatest Brazilian sculptors of all times. The critic sees the artist’s work as the product of a syncretism that oscillates between African and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110462

  • A arte na Inglaterra
    Carvalho, Flávio de; Head, H. Herbert (Henry Herbert)
    This is the statement of the British art critic Herbert Read, interviewed by the Brazilian artist Flávio de Carvalho. Read stresses the importance of the influence of black art on international modernism and claims that art is currently split into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110385

  • Lasar Segall : un punto de confluencia de un itinerario afrolatinoamericano en los años veinte
    Schwartz, Jorge, 1944-
    This article considers the work produced by the Lithuanian-born painter Lasar Segall as it explores the question of how “Africanism” became part of the local identity in Latin America following the emergence of modernism. Jorge Schwartz [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808033

  • O que foi o 1º Congresso Afro-brasileiro do Recife
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    Gilberto Freyre, the sociologist from Pernambuco, discusses the I Congresso Afro-Brasileiro, held in Recife in 1934. Freyre briefly refers to comments and discussions concerning the viability of the meeting and the informality of the event, among [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783512

  • Iniciação à pintura brasileira contemporânea
    Navarra, Ruben
    This essay was included in the catalogue for the Exposição de Pintura Brasileira held in London in 1944. Organized by the critic Rubén Navarra, the show presented a broad selection of Brazilian paintings that covered the transition from the 1930s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783222