| BRASILIA – An exhibition of works by the Brazilian artist Flavio de Carvalho opened this week in Brasilia. The show, “Flavio de Carvalho: The Modernist Revolution in Brazil,” brings together various facets of one of the forerunners of the modernist movement in Brazil.
Architect, engineer, designer, author and sculptor, Carvalho disrupted the country’s art scene in the decades between 1930 and 1950. The show, which opened Tuesday and runs until April, is hosted exclusively by Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) in Brasilia.
In addition to 60 portraits by Carvalho, the show features a replica of the Modern Artists Club (CAM). The club was created one day before the Pro Modern Art Society (SPAM) by Lasar Segall, on November 24, 1932, and was a refuge for Brazil’s artistic avant-garde.
The exhibition, presented in the multipurpose room of the CCBB, will feature the original “New Look” summer suit, designed by Carvalho for the man who lives in countries with tropical climate.
According to Wikipedia, Carvalho was educated in France from 1911 to 1914, and then in Newcastle-upon-Tyne until 1922, attending the King Edward the Seventh School of Fine Arts and Durham University’s Armstrong College. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature in 1939 and he represented Brazil at the 1950 Venice Biennial.
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