Tarsila do Amaral (1886–1973) is one of the central figures of 20th-century Latin American art whose legacy is still a major influence in her native Brazil. A painter of vibrant, Brazil-inspired dreamscapes and strangely sensual, elongated figures, Tarsila merged a palpably Latin sensibility with European movements of the era, to create Brazilian Modernism. To this day, her work endures as an emblematic representation of Brazilian identity, tightly woven into the cultural fabric of the country.
Tarsila do Amaral’s work will be on display at MoMA through June 3rd. The exhibition, featuring over a 100 of Tarsila’s works, is the first US solo show dedicated entirely to her.Buy from Amazon