Photos © Vicente de Mello

JOSÉ PINTO AND THE

PERMANENCE OF THE NAIVE

This exhibition depicted rural life and popular religiosity through 43 canvases of naïve art painted by José Pinto – one of the most original Brazilian painters of the genre. Energetic, vibrant colors and compositional dynamism are two striking hallmarks of naïve art, coupled with a clear and didactic narrative. Other recurring elements of this kind of art are the richness of details (that take up the whole canvas) and a simplified kind of perspective, which highlights the surface of the canvas. Curated by Pieter Tjabbes.

Place and Date:

Centro Cultural Correios, Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Apr. to May 2010

Total viewers: 35,000

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