- Victor Brecheret
Victor Brecheret (
February 22, 1894- December 17, 1955) was an Italian-Braziliansculptor. He lived most of his life in São Paulo, except for his studies in Parisin his early twenties. Brecheret's work combines techniques of European modernist sculpture with references to his native country through the physical characteristics of his human forms and visual motifs drawn from Brazilian folk art. Many of his subjects are figures from the Bibleor classical mythology.
Brecheret was one of the first Brazilian modernists to achieve success. In 1921 his sculpture "Eve" was acquired by the São Paulo city hall. In 1922 his work was exhibited in the foyer of the Municipal Theatre during the
Week of Modern Art("Semana de Arte Moderna"). His "O Grupo" was acquired by the French government in 1934 for the Musée Jeu de Paume; it was later moved to the public library at La Roche-sur-Yon, where it remains on display. His best-known work, the massive "Monument às Bandeiras" at the Parque Ibirapuera in São Paulo, was proposed (in the form of a plaster miniature) in 1920, begun in 1936, and completed on January 25, 1953.
Brecheret's official Brazilian birth certificate lists his birthplace as São Paulo, but his son Victor maintains that he was in fact born in
Farnese, Italy. [See [http://www.victor.brecheret.nom.br/certibr.htm Brecheret's birth certificate] and [http://www.institutovictorbrecheret.art.br/eng/time_line.asp Brecheret's son's website] , indicating a birthplace of Farnese.] The issue has been one part of a legal conflict between Brecheret's son and daughter. The birth certificate is based on a register made in 1930 when Brecheret was already 36 years old upon his request.
* [http://www.brecheret.com.br/english/english.htm Official Website of the Instituto Victor Brecheret in English]
* [http://www.institutovictorbrecheret.art.br/eng/home.asp The Marajoara art of Victor Brecheret] , by the Instituto Victor Brecheret.
*PECCININI, Daisy; [http://www.siciliano.com.br/livro.asp?orn=LCAT&Tipo=2&ID=459868"Brecheret - A Linguagem das Formas"] ; São Paulo: Ed.Instituto Victor Brecheret, 2004.
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