A TALE OF MASTERS AND ISLANDS: VOLPI CLAIMED BY MÁRIO PEDROSA1 1 Volpi Institute Cultural Support 2017. My thanks for the cultural support received from the Alfredo Volpi Institute of Modern Art, a nonprofitmaking institution with legal responsibility for the preservation and divulgation of the painter’s memory and artistic work, especially for recognizing the importance of this initiative for making the artist more widely known and discussed in the academic sphere.

UMA HISTÓRIA DE MESTRES E ILHAS: VOLPI POR MÁRIO PEDROSA

Marcos Pedro Rosa About the author

Abstract

In the 1950s, Mário Pedro claimed Alfredo Volpi to be the greatest national painter and a master to be followed by younger artists. This was a conflict-ridden process, which put at stake the old canons of Brazilian modernism and also the way in which the history of national art was written. Following this process, we also come face-to-face with the mechanism responsible for mobilizing the presence of people, the persistence of national values and the importance of cities in the Brazilian artistic field.

Palavras-chave:
Concretismo; Alfredo Volpi; modernismo; campo artístico; Mário Pedrosa

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