São Paulo: Museu de Arte de São Paulo, MASP, 2019. b/w and color plates, ports., facs., cat., bibliographical references (pages 300-), illus. endpapers, color pict. boards. Item #112387
Published on the occsion of the retrospective held March 1 - May 19, 2019 at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, MASP and in June 28 - October 27, 2019 at the Instituto Casa Roberto Marinho, in Rio de Janeiro. Most comprehensive monograph dedicated to Djanira da Motta e Silva (Avaré, São Paulo, 1914 - Rio de Janeiro, 1979) since her death forty years ago. The title "Djanira: The Memory of Her People" - borrowed from a 1970s story by Mary Ventura - refers to the artist's trajectory, her life story and her many trips through Brazil, as well as her painting based on daily life, landscapes and Brazilian popular culture, around subjects often marginalized by elites. This exhibition includes works from all periods of Djanira's production, from the early 1940s to the late 1970s, and follows a chronological order while bringing together works from the artist's main themes: portraits and self-portraits, popular fun and celebrations, work and workers, Afro-Brazilian and Catholic religiosity, the indigenous Canela do Maranhão, among diverse Brazilian peoples and landscapes. ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE TEXTS. CONTENTS: Djanira at Casa Roberto Marinho / Laura Cavalcanti -- Djanira at MASP / Heito Martins and Adriano Pedrosa -- Djanira: the memory of her people / Rodrigo Moura -- Chronicle of a self-made woman / Isabella Rjeille -- Indigenous Djanira / Adriano Pedrosa -- Reproduction of the works -- Woman at the window / Luiza Interlenghi -- Painting's countenance / Kaira M. Cabañas -- A gamble / Carlos Eduardo Riccioppo -- Djanira and art criticism / Frederico Morais -- Djanira's exhibition / Marc Berkowitz, 1948 -- Djanira / Adriano Pedrosa, 1958 -- Djanira's human world / Flávio de Aquino, 1962 -- The retrospective view of Djanira's work / Clarival do Prado Valladares, 1976 -- Painting and labor in Djanira's works / Lélia Coelho Frota, 2001 -- Documents Arquivo Djanira -- List of works in the exhibition -- Exhibition history / Mário Pedrosa. ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION IS NOW OUT-OF-PRINT. PORTUGUESE EDITION ALSO AVAILABLE. SEE 102637.