Buenos Aires

Tarsila, Antropofagia, 1929, oil on canvas, 49 5/8 x 55 7/8".

Tarsila, Antropofagia, 1929, oil on canvas, 49 5/8 x 55 7/8".

Buenos Aires

Tarsila

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba)
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415
March 27–June 2, 2008

Pinacoteca do Estado / Estação Pinacoteca
Praça da Luz, 2
January 20–March 23, 2008

Curated by Regina Teixeira de Barros

Tarsila do Amaral (1886–1973), known simply as Tarsila, was a central figure of Brazilian modernism; her husband, Oswald de Andrade, authored the famous 1928 Anthropophagite Manifesto. Born into a rich family, she traveled extensively in South America, the Middle East, and Europe. In Paris, she encountered Cubism and Art Deco, and soon developed her own style of modernist art incorporating native motifs—Brazilian peasants, workers, black women, and landscapes. This show, titled “Tarsila Viajante” (Tarsila Traveler), features approximately forty of the artist's paintings and some 140 drawings made between 1917 and 1933. The accompanying catalogue includes essays by curator Regina Teixeira de Barros and Tarsila scholar Aracy do Amaral (no relation), who consulted on the exhibition. Travels to the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Mar. 27–June 2.