Sun 10 Sept 2023, 11:00 – Painting Tarsila by Raquel Diniz


11.00 (doors open at 10.45)
€8,50 pp (babies <1 jaar gratis)
Maximum capacity: 60 people!
Maximale capaciteit: 60 personen!

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In order to feed ourselves with our Brazilian culture and work on our creativity, in this workshop we will get to know Tarsila and some of her best-known artworks. In addition, we will paint the drawing of Abaporu, using different materials, such as paints, crayons and colored pencils. Also, we will reproduce her masterpiece in a larger size, using cardboard and paints in the colors of Brazil, to create a scenario where we can all become Abaporu itself.

Tarsila do Amaral was one of the main artists of Brazilian Modernism.
Along with Anita Malfatti, Oswald de Andrade, Mário de Andrade and Menotti Del Picchia (the Group of Five), she organized the Modern Art Week of 1922, whose objective was to promote Brazilian culture, the use of non-specifically European styles and the inclusion of indigenous elements of Brazil.

“Abaporu”, Tarsila do Amaral’s most famous painting, was painted in 1928, as a birthday present to the writer Oswald de Andrade, her husband at the time.
The name Abaporu comes from the Tupi terms aba (man), pora (people) and ú (to eat), thus meaning “man who
eats people”.

It is also a reference to the Anthropophagic Movement, which proposed to swallow foreign culture and adapt it to Brazil.
The choice of colors, shapes and perspective of the work also reflect Tarsila’s desire to show the real Brazil.