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The Feminine in the Work of Victor Brecheret


“O Feminino na Obra de Victor Brecheret” (“The Feminine in the Work of Victor Brecheret”) presents sculptures and drawings that alternate between different materials and techniques, such as bronze and marble, pen and ink and fountain pen, produced over decades by this essential artist on the national and international scene. Curated by Daisy Peccinini, it unites more than 100 works, with sculptures related to the eternal feminine, symbolism of the Earth, the Great Mother, the goddess Gaia, Geia, of the Greeks. Brecheret's works are characterized by drawing with few lines, clean and light, female images that take shape from a few strokes.



  • Artist

    Victor Brecheret

  • Curatorship

    Daisy Peccinini

  • Exhibition period

    From 22 de setembro de 2023

  • Until 21 de janeiro de 2024

  • Location

    Room 1

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The Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON) is holding the exhibition “O Feminino na Obra de Victor Brecheret” (“The Feminine in the Work of Victor Brecheret”), which can be seen in Room 1 from the 22nd of September. Curated by Daisy Peccinini, the exhibition presents more than 100 works by this important name in the national and international scene of visual arts.

“The purpose of art is to express feelings, thoughts, and beliefs through aesthetic values. That's what happens in this potent exhibition”, says MON's director-president, Juliana Vosnika. “Exhibitions like this justify our relentless quest to bring more and more visitors to this enjoyment of knowledge, beauty, and reflection promoted by the Museum.”

Culture Secretary Luciana Casagrande Pereira Ferreira sees each exhibition as a journey that helps build MON as one of the most important cultural institutions on the continent. “This perspicacity in bringing together different languages, times, and proposals enriches the institution's history. Now, it's the turn of the great master Victor Brecheret to charm and seduce the spectator's eye. The state of Paraná welcomes this new cut of its works with great honor”, says the secretary.

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The exhibition “The Feminine in the Work of Victor Brecheret” features sculptures and drawings that alternate materials and various techniques, such as bronze and marble, pen and ink, produced over decades. His works are characterized by drawing with few lines, clean and light. Feminine images take shape from a few lines.

In this incredible selection of works, we have the privilege of finding the last one created by the artist, in 1955: the bronze sculpture “Retrato de Marisa” (“Portrait of Marisa”), a unique opportunity for contemplation. Also part of the set is the portrait “Juranda Brecheret”, the sculptor's wife, at the time of their wedding.

The curator talks about the exhibition, which features Brecheret's art related to the eternal feminine. “In the artist's psyche, moods, feelings, intuitions, the ability to love and sensitivity to nature take shape in his works,” says Daisy.

According to her, the small, medium, and large sculptures in this exhibition are predominantly female nudes related to the feminine symbolism of the Earth, the Great Mother, the Greek goddess Gaia, Geia, the primordial and latent element of an unlimited generating potential.

Brecheret's drawings are presented on condition of their singularity, as an autonomous expression of artistic creation, independent of the sculptures on display. Most of the 80 drawings date from the last decades of his life and constitute the initial materialization of the idea. “Sculptures and drawings contain latencies, intangible emanations of the female archetype, originating from the artist's psyche”, concludes the curator.

The exhibition “The Feminine in the Work of Victor Brecheret” is a partnership between the Oscar Niemeyer Museum and the Victor Brecheret Institute (IVB).

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Exhibition period

Until 21 de janeiro de 2024

Location

Room 1


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R$ 30 full-price | R$ 15 half-price
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