Art, Composers, Who was/is

The Lady of Carnival

Carnival is coming, it's a very popular party all over the world, celebrated in different ways. Today I want to talk about the story of a woman who has forever changed the carnival of her country, Brazil. Francisca Edwiges Neves Gonzaga, or as she’s better known Chiquinha Gonzaga, was a Brazilian composer, pianist and the… Continue reading The Lady of Carnival

Art History, Artists

I wish your wish by Rivane Neuenschwander

Last week, visiting an art exhibition I had the opportunity to see an art installation called I wish your wish by the Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander. When I entered the installation I felt immediately transported to my homeland, and so many memories came. And immediately I wished to tell you about this beautiful work. The… Continue reading I wish your wish by Rivane Neuenschwander

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Painters

Abaporu by Tarsila do Amaral

Abaporu is an oil painting on canvas by Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral. The word “abaporu” comes from the Tupi language (the language from most important indigenous people of Brazil) that means “the man that eats people” = abá (man) + poro (people) + 'u (to eat). The subject of the painting was described by… Continue reading Abaporu by Tarsila do Amaral