Tarsila do Amaral

Tarsila do Amaral was a student of Pedro Alexandrino and M. E. Renard. She worked in Paris from 1920 to 1923, along with Lhote and Léger, discovering Cubism, Constructivism and Surrealism. She was the wife of the poet Andrade. Waldemar George introduced her to the Parisian public. She seeks in her art to reconnect with the indigenous spirit. She retains the popular culture of her native country, presenting it in picturesque works with diverse influences of a fantastical flavour, which combine tradition with the contemporary world. She illustrated Leaves of the Road by Blaise Cendrars. She exhibited a portrait at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1922 and she participated in the exhibition sponsored by UNESCO in 1946 at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. Since her death, she has been represented in many collective exhibitions: 1982, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; 1984, museum of contemporary art in São Paulo; 1987, Indianapolis, New York, Miami, Mexico; 1992, Seville, Paris, Cologne; 1993, Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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