Tag Archives: Brazil

Willys de Castro

IMG_9618Sem titulo // Willys de Castro // oil on canvas // 1953 // 80 x 65 cm

Willys de Castro was one of the key members of the Neo-Concrete Movement in Brazil during the 1950s. While the Concrete Movement  focused on pure abstraction, the Neo-Concrete Movement emphasized the use of color and emotion in the works. In a solo show at Luring Augustine, some of Willys de Castro’s famed “Active Objects” were on view. Despite being mounted on the wall, the three-dimensionality of these wooden pieces draws attention to the work’s more sculptural elements.

IMG_9621Objeto ativo (Active object) // Willys de Castro // oil on canvas over wood // 1961 // 2.2 x 22.9 x 6.7 cm

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Pluriobjeto (Pluriobject) // Willys de Castro // wood, edition 1/10 // 1966 // 100 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm

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(L) Sem titulo (Untitled) // Willys de Castro// ink on paper // c. 1950s // 31 x 31 x 2 cm (R) Sem titulo (Untitled) // Willys de Ccastro // ink on paper // c. 1950s// 31 x 31 x 2 cm

Britto

FullSizeRender-2Britto // Romero Britto

It’s time to build your own art! Not in the traditional mediums with paint and canvases, but with stuffed animals. Build-a-Bear Workshop has partnered with Brazilian Pop Artist Romero Britto to create a special animal, the Britto Bear. The bear is made of bright, bold colored fabric adorned with patterns, hearts, flowers and polka dots. If you would like your own cuddly work of art, head on down to Build-a-Bear to bring your own Britto Bear to life!