The Movement of Brazilian Modernism

AIA + IDCEC Accredited CEU

CEU Details

Discover the history, influences, and key elements of Brazilian modernism, and explore modern Brazilian artists and designers.

Course learning objectives:

  • Learn about the history of Brazilian modernism
  • Explore the influences of Brazilian modernism
  • Understand the key elements of Brazilian modernism
  • Discover essential modern Brazilian artists and designers, past and present

History + Key Influences

The Modern Art Week, an art festival in São Paulo in February 1922, birthed the Brazilian Modernism movement and put the country’s art on the international map while marking a century of its independence from Portugal.

History + Key Influences

The Modern Art Week, an art festival in São Paulo in February 1922, birthed the Brazilian Modernism movement and put the country’s art on the international map while marking a century of its independence from Portugal.

Key Elements

Brazilian Modernism loves curves and color. Using nature as their muse, designers and artists pay homage to the local culture while promoting sustainability to ensure future generations enjoy the same inspiration.

Modernists

Brazilian-born designers like Oscar Niemeyer and immigrants including Lino Bo Bardi drew from European influences, injecting passion for their country to create works uniquely Brazilian.

Modernists

Brazilian-born designers like Oscar Niemeyer and immigrants including Lino Bo Bardi drew from European influences, injecting passion for their country to create works uniquely Brazilian.

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