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Amilcar de Castro

1920 — 2002

Untitled, Déc. de 90
Corten Steel 8x24x0,5 inches
Untitled, 90´s
Wood and steel 27,5x27,5x8 inches
Shiva, 1955
Iron 59x35x61 inches
C 2307, 90´s
C 2307,
Acrylic on canvas 51x77 inches
Untitled, Déc. de 90
Acrylic on canvas 51x51 inches
Untitled, 1988
acrylic on Eucatex, 60x88cm

In the 1970s and 80s, he lectured at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), retiring from teaching in 1990 to dedicate himself exclusively to his art. In 1999, he presented new works at the exhibition held at the Hélio Oiticica Art Centre, in Rio de Janeiro, in which he respected the limits of resistance of the flagstones of the historic building. Next to the building, in Tiradentes Square, he exhibited a set of monumental pieces. In his last sculptures, removed from Constructivist orthodoxy, his point of departure is no longer the regular geometric figures that characterized one period of his output. For many years without a base, his works extend horizontally over the ground, carrying on a dialogue with the landscape.

In a career of some five decades, Amilcar de Castro experimented with the infinite possibilities of the plane. Resisting an excessive rationalism, his folds make geometry malleable and more human.

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Exhibition — 100 years of Amilcar de Castro

100 years of Amilcar de Castro

Amilcar de Castro

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Amilcar de Castro, one of the great names in Brazilian Art. To celebrate this s...

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