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  • Tarsila do Amaral, Abaporu (The Man Who Eats), 1928, oil on canvas, 33 1⁄2 × 28 1⁄2".

    Tarsila do Amaral

    MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

    As part of a yearlong program dedicated to the art and histories of women, the exhibition “Tarsila Popular”—with a second official title, in English, “Tarsila do Amaral: Cannibalizing Modernism”—was the Museu de Arte de São Paulo’s first retrospective of one of Brazil’s most prominent and transgressive modernists. Known by her first name, Tarsila do Amoral (1886–1973) played a trailblazing role in reshaping the Eurocentric artistic traditions that were in place in Brazil at the beginning of the twentieth century to develop a visual language capable of capturing local cultures and narratives.

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