Beatriz Milhazes
ISBN: 3836584638
EAN13: 9783836584630
Language: English
Release Date: May 15, 2021
Pages: 528
Dimensions: 2" H x 13.15" L x 9.84" W
Weight: 8.44 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

In her vibrant works, the Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes fuses two very different worldviews. Her abstract compositions, which can be seen in a line with modernist masters from Henri Matisse to Bridget Riley, are saturated with the colors and light of her native country. Her paintings are strewn with symbols of everyday life in Brazil, invoking carnival, traditional craftsmanship, and motifs from baroque to pop, all choreographed in an exuberant visual rhythm. The colorful atmosphere has an irresistible exotic allure, but as in the works of Paul Gauguin, we find a broken paradise in which darker, more melancholic tones resonate, both in the promises of tropical life and those of modernist abstraction.

In seeking this balance, Milhazes developed a special transfer technique in the late eighties, painting her motifs onto plastic sheets, gluing these to the canvas and letting them dry, and then peeling away the plastic once dry so that the paint remains on the canvas. This method allows the artist to layer surface upon surface and to achieve an iridescence somewhere between radiant aura and shimmering melancholy. Since her breakthrough in the early 1990s, Milhazes has extended the scope of her work to other media, producing screen prints, collages made of chocolate and candy wrappers, sculptures such as giant mobiles made of carnival decorations, site-specific Read More chevron_right

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5
   Beautiful book!
I really like this book! I wanted a book that covered Beatriz's artistic career, and this is it. She began her work in college. The paper is of good quality. It's a very good read so far, I' ve only just started.
 
5
   Simplesmente maravilhoso
A trabalho da artista sou f. Considero um livro essencial para apreciadores das artes, assim. A passo da artista, inspiraes, dos primeiros trabalhos até os dias atuais. Tenho a explorar ainda, porque foi aqueles detalhes. O livro em dois dias e embalado perfeitamente esto preciso.
 
5
   So much beauty.
Page after page of high- quality images. There is just enough text. The feast is 2 inches thick. What can I tell you? I'm afraid of going to school with this. I might keep it at home and show the students a slideshow about Beatriz. The book is a possession.
 
5
   This book is a dream. One of my faves. 💫💖💫
I was blown away when I opened this book for the first time. I was inspired by my time as a textile print design director. It is difficult to get back to my own work. I' ve been buying art books to fuel my creativity. The book of Beatriz Milhazes artwork is one of the most inspiring books I have ever bought. I pre- ordered the book based on the cover, but I never heard of the artist. I don't judge a book by its cover, but the cover spoke to me. This book is breathtakingly beautiful. You will be happy.
 
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