Between Brazil and Europe: the brazilian artists of the second half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century

Art History and Criticism

Related Members:
Ana Cavalcanti

The career of Brazilian artists in the second half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century occurred at the intersection between Brazil and Europe. Thus, one can not understand their artistic production without studying their experience of the two cultures. How did the Brazilians perceive the differences and similarities between their country and the European nations at the nineteenth century? How did they understand their artistic role and their identity in Brazil and in Europe ? In order to answer these questions, our research project is organized in five themes: the artistic learning with European masters; the participation at the Fine Arts Salons in Paris ; the art criticism and the art at the Salons; the reproduction and diffusion of European works of art (prints and photographies) in Brazil at the nineteenth century ; the reception of works of art in Europe and Brazil (late nineteenth century and early twentieth century)