Arts and Culture  Exhibition 

Roberto Burle Marx

Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

Roberto Burle Marx
Arts and Culture  Exhibition 

Roberto Burle Marx

Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

01/01/2009


Triangle garden. Ministry of the Army, 1970, Brasilia

In the Brazil of the beginning of the 20th century, the cultural colonialism was so strong that artists mainly imitated the European style: Roberto Burle Marx (São Paulo 1909, Rio de Janeiro 1994) had to go all the way to the Botanical Garden of Dalhem (Berlin) to be able to discover the exuberant vegetation of his own country. Today we celebrate the centenary of the birth of this innovative landscape designer, who worked with Oscar Niemeyer in Rio or Brasilia, an artist that built greenhouses to study, grow and paint with local plants the sinuous forms of his biomorphic gardens, with a surrealistic conception close to Jean Arp...[+]


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