It’s easy to make a castle

09/13/2002 CYBERGOIAS.COM – Websit – Renata Tranches

It’s easy to make a castle(Click to see the original interview)

Work of Milton Dacosta – Girl with Butterfly: painted between 1948 and 49 was chosen to illustrate the cover of the edition. by Renata Tranches

The chalk scribbles on the wall artwork at school or just play with the brush and watercolor can be the first artistic manifestations of a child. The result of this event will depend on the influences and the amount of information and references found in its path. The series History of Brazilian Art For Children, the educator and art educator Nereide Schilaro Santa Rosa, launched by Pinakotheke Issues, may be one of these training tools. The interests of children and youth in the exhibitions organized by Pinakotheke made the publisher launched an exclusive series for these visitors.The series is divided into four volumes: Cities and Forests travelers between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Lights and Shadows – The nineteenth century. Dreams and Reality – The first half of the twentieth century. Colors and Shapes – the second half of the twentieth century. The first book, about the artists who passed through Brazil, records the work of Dutch Eckout and Post, a relevant document of the 17th century in Brazil. Later, Debret, Rugendas, Taunay, Florence, among others, have different missions by Brazilian land and conducted a work on cities and forests they observed.
The second book has as its theme the 19th century, especially the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts and its greatest artists: Victor Meirelles, Almeida Júnior, Pedro Américo, Eliseu Visconti. Dreams and Reality present the birth of a genuinely Brazilian movement: modernism. Names like Tarsila do Amaral, Anita Malfatti, Portinari, Cicero Dias, Guignard and Heitor dos Prazeres, expressed their dreams and the reality of the Brazilian people.
The Modernism is developing until the late 40s when a new artistic movement arise: Abstractionism. The last book of the series shows the importance of the movement that emerged from the 50s in the last century. It is a significant moment in Brazilian art because a new language is expressed through the colors and shapes. Among the top names are Waldemar Cordeiro, Valentine Reuben Clark, Tomie Ohtake and abstractionist as Krajcbeg, Caciporé Torres, among others, until the late 80s when new figurative expressions arise.
Preparation – The criteria for the selection of illustrative works were chosen the most significant in each period. Was taken into account also the availability of the artworks, since many come from private collections in addition to the public ones. According Nereide, the goal was to address the artistic production, divided into periods, and contextualizing it in Brazilian history.
She also states that the work is not fully completed, the next semester must be edited two volumes: one on the Baroque and the other on the Popular Arts. “With over these two books series is complete, she says. Nereide specializes in children’s books. They are her series Famous Children, Art and Roots and Masters of Arts in Brazil, art educator for over 20 years; her work is directed to culture and arts in Brazil. She explains that the concern is to make a material with relevant information, also explaining the historical context of the artistic movement, in an accessible and mild language. Several of his books were awarded by the National Foundation the Children and Youth Book ‘highly recommended’. She explains that, like other books, the series can be one more tool in the classroom, used to value the Brazilian culture and arts, especially in public schools. “What is not seen, not value,” he says. According to her, when you awaken love for the arts in children is likely that many of them want to know more, visiting exhibitions, museums or even seeking to know it. “When it shows how Brazilians were inspired and produced his works is also shown that it is feasible, which arouses even more to the knowledge of the children.”