Black and White Paintings from Brazil(49 items)
Welcome to the Black and White Paintings from Brazil Gallery at NOVICA.
Andre de Miranda Original drawings and paintings
"I was lucky enough to learn by frequenting great workshops with the best engravers in Brazil."
Popular Black and White Paintings from Brazil
St Francis Teaches Birds Black/White Brazilian Woodcut Print, "Saint Francis"$39.99
A small bird alights trustingly on Saint Francis' outstretched hand and another perches on his shoulder. Still another nestles against his chest in this beautiful portrait of the legendary saint. Ivan Borges sets the scene amid the rugged vegetation of Northeastern Brazil beneath a sky spangled with stars. Founder of the Franciscan order, Francis of Assisi believed in the brotherhood of all of God's creation. It is said that he once preached to hundreds of birds about being thankful to God for their wonderful clothes, for their independence, and for God's care. The birds stood still as the saint walked among them, flying off only when he said they could leave.
The Brazilian artist works in the woodcut technique to create this naif image in black and white.
Titled "O São Francisco" in Portuguese.
'Like Father, "Like Father Like Son"$284.99
Feline intrigue defines this composition by Andre de Miranda. A father and son stroll mysteriously across night's background, interrupted by flashes of white tracery, their movements synchronized masterfully. Says the artist, "I lived for four years in Tres Lagoas, in the interior of Mato Grosso in east-central Brazil. This series related to animals was developed in this period of my life. It is an arid region of fantastic beauty and a very hot climate. They are creatures inspired in the animals that I saw, but in truth they are creatures of the unconscious, they are the face of solitude, of fear, in short the infinity of animals we create internally." This work is executed using linocut techniques, excavating the design before printing it in offset typographic ink on paper.
This work arrives unframed. The artist suggests that the linocut should be protected from direct sunlight and should not be stored in a humid environment. The frame should not include a glass covering as this may cause eventual damage to the paper.
Titled "Tal pai, tal filho" in Portuguese.
Brazilian Oxcart with Sugar Cane Woodcut Print, "Oxcart"$47.99
A man smokes his pipe as he leads a yoke of oxen down a country road. His cart is filled to the brim with freshly-cut sugar cane. Standing in the wagon, his son guides the animals in the warm tropical sunshine. In the past, the ox-drawn cart was the main means of transportation of goods and people in rural areas of Brazil. Ivan Borges depicts the scene using the woodcut technique to create this naif image in black and white.
Titled "Carro de Boi" in Portuguese.
Bold line takes flight, its airy message one of peace. Merging the forms of woman and dove, Jacira Baptista creates a design of sublime beauty. "The woman dove turns to herself in search of peace. She flies to where nothing can interrupt her moment of harmony," Baptista confides. Titled "A Pomba" in Portuguese.
Part of a limited edition.