Alcides Pereira dos Santos

Alcides Pereira dos Santos
Travel and tourism Honda
It took only 1944
 Ingres Airplane
Travel and Tourism
Sailing the Ocean in R, S
Ships and Submarines Modern Warfare
Version fire support
Commercial Aviation
Iveco serviso
Steemm : S10
The candle Paulista Ocean
A Boat Cabin
The corns
Little Plant
The front of a warplane
Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism
A set of Ultralight Ingres
Commercial aircraft
Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism
The Albatros
Air Force plane from France
The apartment
Chinese Air Force
an evil that afflicts
Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
The neighborhood of Vila Sofia
Candy Factory
The Bible
Armament and Aircraft Forces
 Ingres Ultralight

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Alcides (Alcides Pereira dos Santos)
1932, Rui Barbosa | BA - 2007, São Paulo | SP

Born in Bahia, and when he was 18 years old, in 1950, moved to Mato Grosso, where he settled down. Coming from an exhausting farm work, he tried his hand at the crafts on shoemaker, barber and stonemason, before taking up painting. Aline Figueiredo says (1977) that in 1951, when he was 19 years old, he “achieved the greatest revelations in his life: religion and painting”. He was evangelical and believed that art is a gift from God. His painting, consequently, reflects nature’s life-giving properties, with men cultivating the earth and livestock farming, in their mutual relations. The symbolic representation of Alcides is not restricted to man’s use of the divine gifts of the land. Technology and city life must also give praise for the Creation through everyday acts, with not one sign of proselytism or explicit representation of the supernatural. And so he paints the series of the creation of the world in seven days, incorporating bible stories in his work: “And God said: Let there be dry land, let there be grass, trees, and flowers.” And so the serenity of his landscapes of the 1970s remained unchanged in the 1980s and 1990s. But they were accentuated by the graphics and geometry of his work, in which the human being – as in the 1970s – is a small figure in the composition, since the subject of interest is the entire landscape as a macrocreation. He took part in numerous exhibitions in Brazil, the last one Arte popular, Mostra do Redescobrimento, 500 anos, at the São Paulo Biennial Foundation in 2000. His work is encountered in the collection of the Popular Art Museum of São Francisco Cultural Center, in João Pessoa, capital of Paraíba State.

Little Dictionary of the Brazilian People’s Art – 20th Century, by anthropologist and poet Lélia Coelho Frota


2014 - Armadillo: Soccer, Adversity and the Culture of the Caatinga, Museu de Arte do Rio – Mar,Rio de Janeiro | RJ - Brasil
2014 - Almost a figure, Almost a shape, Estação Art Gallery, São Paulo | SP – Brasil
2013 - The poetic machines Alcides , Estação Art Gallery , São Paulo | SP
2013 - Crossed Worlds : ART AND IMAGINARY PEOPLE , MAM , Rio de Janeiro | RJ
2013 - Brazilian Customs Snafu , Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York | USA
2012 - 2013 Janet Costa "Looking " , Janet Costa Museum , Niteroi | RJ
2012 Histoires de Voir , Fondation Cartier pour l' art contemporain , Paris - France
2010 Pure Blends Exhibition Pavilion of Brazilian Cultures , São Paulo | SP
Brazilian Art 2010 : In the system , Station Gallery , Sao Paulo | SP
2009 Art Fair Madrid , Pabellón de Cristal, Madrid - Spain
Alcides 2007 : transportation and other stories , Station Gallery , São Paulo | SP
Imaginary Brazil 2006 , Station Gallery , São Paulo | SP
2006 Wings of the Imaginary Gallery Brasiliana , São Paulo | SP
2005 Brazilian , Brazilian , Afro Brazil Museum , Sao Paulo | SP
In 2004 Shape, Colour and Expression : a collection of Brazilian art , Station Gallery , São Paulo | SP
Pop Brazil 2002 - The Popular Arts in Art and popular , the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center , São Paulo | SP
Brazil 2001 + 500 shows the Rediscovery , Convent of Mercy , St. Louis | MA
Brazil 2000 + 500 shows the Rediscovery , the Bienal Pavilion in Sao Paulo | SP
1995 The Heirs of the Night , Cultural Center of Belo Horizonte , Belo Horizonte | MG
1995 The Heirs of the Night , Cultural Space 508 - South , Brasilia | DF
1994 The Heirs of the Night , Pinacoteca do Estado , São Paulo | SP
1990 Single in Happening Art Office , where he presents his winning competition proposal Fiat 90 , Cuiabá | MT
1989 Moments of the Republic of Mato Grosso in Art , Museum of Art and Popular Culture UFMT Cuiaba | MT
1988 Black Sensitivity , Museum of Art and Popular Culture UFMT , Cuiaba | MT
1988 References in Moorland Painting Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Solar Grandjean de Montigny , Rio de Janeiro | RJ
1988 References in Moorland Painting Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Paço das Artes , São Paulo | SP
1987 6th Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Mato Grosso do Sul, Centro Cultural - 3rd prize , Campo Grande | MS
1983 6th National Salon of Plastic Arts , MAM , Rio de Janeiro | RJ
1982 Popular Paintings Gallery Brasiliana , São Paulo | SP
Brazil 1981 / Cuiaba : Painting Cabocla , Cultural Foundation of Brasilia , Brasilia | DF
Brazil 1981 / Cuiaba : Painting Cabocla , MAM , Rio de Janeiro | RJ
Brazil 1981 / Cuiaba : Painting Cabocla , MAM , São Paulo | SP
1981 Art Here is Mato , São Paulo | SP
1980 Primitive Mato Grosso , MASP , São Paulo | SP
Single 1979 , Museum of Art and Popular Culture , Cuiaba | MT
1979 36th Paranaense Hall , Teatro Guaira in Curitiba | PR
1979 4th Hall Young Art of Mato Grosso Mato Grosso Cultural Foundation - grand prize , Cuiaba | MT
1978 3 º Hall Young Art Mato Grosso , Cultural Foundation of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá | MT
1978 Art of Mato Grosso , Museum of Art and Popular Culture UFMT , Cuiaba | MT
1978 Latin American Biennial , Biennial Foundation , São Paulo | SP
1978 The Circus , Paço das Artes , São Paulo | SP
1977 Imaginary saint makers , Paço das Artes , São Paulo | SP
1974 Exhibition of Contemporary Art Brazil Senegal , MAM , Rio de Janeiro | RJ
1974 Four Artists Pernambucans in Brasilia , Brasilia | DF
1973 Fransciscana , Ranulpho Gallery , Reef | EP
1973 Individual , Atelier de Augusto Rodrigues , Rio de Janeiro | RJ
1972 The Creator of the Brazilian people , the Foreign Ministry Palace , Brasilia | DF
1972 Hall of New , MAC ( 3rd Award ) , Olinda | EP


Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris – France,
MAM - Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro | RJ - Brazil
MAR - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro |RJ – Brasil
AfroBrasil Museum , Sao Paulo | SP - Brazil
Nemirovsky Foundation , São Paulo | SP - Brazil University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia | PA - USA


2012; Histoires de Voir, Fondation Cartier Pour l’art contemporain, Own Press – France
2012 A Look Janet Costa , Janet Costa Museum , Niteroi | RJ
2007 Viva Viva Povo Brasileiro Culture , AfroBrasil Brazil - Brazilian Museum in 2005 , Brazilians - Museu Afro Brazil , São Paulo | SP
2002 POP Brazil | Folk Art and Folk Art in , Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil , São Paulo - Brazil
2000 Shows Rediscovery - Brazil 500 years | Popular Arts Takano Publisher - Brazil
1995 The Heirs of the Night : fragments of imaginary black : 300 years of Zumbi , Ministry of Culture , Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo | SP - Brazil
1984 Tradition and Rupture , synthesis of Brazilian art and culture , Fundação Bienal de São Paulo - Brazil 1974 Brazilian 7 and your universe | arts crafts origins stays, National government publication , Brasilia | DF




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