São Paulo: BestPoint, 2005. b/w and color plates, facs., ports., cat., bio/chron., bibl., illus. endpapers. Item #79252
After 3 years of research and interviews with figurative artist Martins (b. Brazil 1922-2006) the author-journalist, published this book as an homage to one of the most active and prolific Brazilian artists. Features numerous texts that portray the different facets of the artist's daily life and his extraordinary workmanship. The resulting work is a retrospective study divided by decades that presents full-page color plates of more than 190 artworks, (136 paintings and 56 works in paper) created from 1945 to 2005, where Martins despite experimenting with diverse techniques and materials remained faithful to his origins, portrying the botanic, zoological, orographic, racial and social details of the fantastic Brazilian world he so much loved. The book was publish along the exhibition "Aldemir por Aldemir: Sete Décadas de Sucessos Artísticos 1945-2005" (23 de junho - 28 de agosto de 2005). The most complete work to-date. Published on occasion of the exhibition "Aldemir Martins por Aldemir Martins : sete décadas de sucessos artísticos, 1945-2005," held June 23-Aug. 28, 2005 at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand. ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE TEXT.