An explosion of talent in Brazil
in the 1950's and '60's, encapsulated in
The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts
published by The Wolfson Foundation on a yearly basis.
|Left: Marc Ferrez: A Master of Brazilian Photography - 'Broom Peddler', Rio de Janeiro 1895|
Right: Film still from Patria brasileira, 1917. Renowned poet Olavo Bilac directed one of the film's heroic scenes.
|Public market in Belem, Made in France, 1901. The gothic towers are purely decorative.|
|Left: Facade seen from the inner court of the theatre in Fortaleza.|
Right: Bandstand in Caxambu, Minas Gerais
|Left: J. Carlos, vignette of bathing beauty|
Right: Roberto Burle Marx, mosaic paving, Atlantic Avenue, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro 
|Roberto Burle Marx working at his office in Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, 1991|
|Roberto Burle Marx, aquatic garden at the Ministry of the Army, Brasilia 1970, Architect Oscar Niemeyer [see my blog post of January 23, 2013]. The white concrete sculptures were inspired by rock crystal formations|
|Roberto Burle-Marx, plan for the terrace garden, Ministry of Education and Public Health, Rio de Janeiro |
|Amazon Theatre, Manaus, walkway. Portuguese-style stone mosaic|