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Fernanda Mendonça Pitta
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes
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Examining board members:
Domingos Tadeu Chiarelli; Maraliz de Castro Vieira Christo; Luciano Migliaccio
Advisor: Domingos Tadeu Chiarelli

The thesis discusses a set of four works by the Brazilian painter José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior, produced between 1888 and 1897: Caipiras Negaceando, Caipira picando fumo, Amolação Interrompida e Partida da Monção. Its purpose is to comprehend the main characteristics of those works, by an examining them in their context of production and reception. The effort is to observe them in relation to the debate on Brazilian art, between the 1870 and 1890\'s, as well as in its relation to European art. This exam stresses a central topic - their filiation to the poetics of realism and naturalism, interpreted, in the Brazilian context, as strategies for creating a national art. It also observes the aim to respond to the developments of the pictorial practice in the European tradition: the renewal of historical painting through the genre painting. From the central aspects of this discussion, it points to the role attributed to Almeida Júnior\'s works, especially by the \"paulista\" critique and public, in the configuration of a new national iconography. The main thesis is that the effort of creating a new \"visuality\" shows a complex relation to the aims of selfrepresentation of a particular group on Brazilian society, centered especially in São Paulo. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/09282-0 - A peaceful and bucolic people: custom, history and imaginary in Almeida Junior's painting
Grantee:Fernanda Mendonça Pitta
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate