Saturday, March 19, 2016

Collection SS2016: Modernisme tropical

The first carré from Sao Paulo-born artist Filipe Jardim captures ‘his’ Brazil – a Brazil of the imagination and reality, too, with its distinctive, resolutely modernist architectural landscape. 

The richly-detailed, vibrant composition superimposes the curves of Brasilia (the new capital, inaugurated in 1960) and the strict, angular forms of the Paulista school, a grouping of architects from the city of Sao Paulo.  But Brazil is a jungle nation, too – the mata atlantica is the country’s Atlantic tropical forest.  Banana, aloe vera, and alocasia leaves are entwined in this astonishing, seductive portrait.

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