The São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) brings together 37 sculptures by Antônio Francisco Lisboa, known as “Aleijadinho”, along with paintings and photographs by other Brazilian artists that dialogue with the works on display.
Images of Aleijadinho
Antônio Francisco Lisboa (1738-1840), known as Aleijadinho, was born to a Portuguese father and slave mother in Ouro Preto, in the interior of Minas Gerais, where he was active during the Gold Cycle (18th century). His work is of great importance in the Minas Gerais sacred art scene, although his recognition was belated. The “Imagens do Aleijadinho” exhibition is part of the São Paulo Museum’ of Art’s (MASP) 2018 programming, which this year includes several exhibitions by Brazilian artists of African descent. The exhibition, organized and curated by Rodrigo Moura, brings together 37 of the artist’s sculptures, as well as paintings and photographs by other names that dialogue with the Aleijadinho’s work. In addition to the exhibition, MASP has published a catalog reproducing the works and texts from various specialists on the subject. “Imagens do Aleijadinho” will remain open to the public at MASP until June 10, 2018.
Horácio Coppola, Detail of Telamão-Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Sabará, Minas Gerais, 1945, Instituto Moreira Salles Collection, Rio de Janeiro.
Nossa Senhora das Dores, 1791-1812, Museum of Sacred Art, São Paulo.
Sant'Ana Mestra, 1775-90, Gold Museum, Museu da Inconfidência Collection, Ibram, Minc, Sabará, Minas Gerais.
São Manoel, 1760-74, Parish of Our Lady of Bonsucesso, Caeté, Minas Gerais.
Thiago Honório, Estudo para leituras, 2015-18. First edition of the bookO Aleijadinho e Alvares de Azevedo (1935), by Mário de Andrade; stone hands (19th century), Artist's collection.
View of the exhibition with focus on Cristo da Flagelação ou da coluna, 1791-1812, Sacred Art Museum, São João del-Rey, Minas Gerais.
Images of Aleijadinho, MASP 2017.