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12/11/2012 | Catraca Livre | 12 November 2012 – Estação Art Gallery shows works by Julio Martins da Silva

Article written on 12/11/12. For its last exhibition of the year, the Estação Art Gallery presents the work of Júlio Martins da Silva, an artist who is almost forgotten, despite being very important for Brazilian popular art. This exhibition shall run from 14 November to 19 December, and admittance is free. Júlio Martins da Silva, who started painting late in life, only started working with oils after he had definitely retired. He was interested in nature, especially landscapes. His pictures, always showing an organised scene, with light touches of the paintbrush, in calm and harmonious colours, are in counterposition to a life beset with difficulties. IA MAIS According to Paulo Pasta, the curator of the exhibition, the landscapes painted by the artist have highly specific characteristics, closer to imagination than to reality.




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