|Imprensa, 1954, Emliano Di Cavalcanti, mosaic mural, Sao Paulo, as seen from the street.|
|Imprensa, 1954 mosaic mural, Sao Paulo, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti. |
A South American Picasso?
|Emiliano Di Cavlcanti, Self-portrait, 1943|
|Women with Fruit, 1932, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti|
|Di Cavalcanti's earliest|
published work, 1922.
|Portrait of My Wife, |
Emiliano Di Cavalcanti,
(his second wife).
Gravitating toward the Euro-American art axis I mentioned earlier, Di Cavalcanti took his career and a new wife (the artist, Noêmia Mourão, left) to Paris. During this and his later French excursions, Di Cavalcanti met all the big names in Modern Art--Picasso, Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, and others. He also studied and copied their style introducing elements of Cubism and Picasso's Classical Period figures into his work. Di Cavalcanti's second trip to Paris ended rather abruptly in 1940 when he found it prudent to hastily flee the Nazi occupation, leaving behind quite a number of his paintings in the basement of the Brazilian Embassy (where they were not seen again until 1966).
|Women Relaxing before a Mirror, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti--his Brazilian style.|
|Mulatas and Doves, 1963, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti|