Brasil is art, now that is a bold statement. I suppose because art is inherently subjective, but it’s true. Everywhere you look, you can see art: on the streets, in the leaves, in people’s faces and of course, in exhibitions which legitimise and promote certain artistic expressions. This post explores art through the themes of religion, nature, exhibitions and people.
Brasil is epic in size and equally as impressive and at times overwhelming in its biodiversity. You have to remember, I come from a tiny island called England, that although incredibly beautiful, is petite in comparison.
Perhaps not a word often associated with art, but for me, there is art in prayer, in pulpits, in devotion and the obvious iconography.
Exhibitions: real art?
I pose the question, as art is truly in the eye of the beholder. However, I was very fortunate enough to experience some so-called real art in some of Rio’s thought-provoking, sometimes disturbing and varied exhibitions and museums.
And finally, as cliche as it may be, the art of Brasil can also be seen in its people: their faces, their smiles, their love, their dance and their song.