The universe of Mestre Vitalino showing in Rio

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“Vitalino Pereira dos Santos (1909-1963) had his first experience with art as a young child, when he modeled toys with the leftover clay used by his mother in the production of domestic utensils, sold in the Caruaru market. At age 20, he started to reproduce characters and scenes from the Northeast. With time, the Pernambucano’s work found recognition, creating a trail of fans. Starting on Friday (08/28/09), Cariocas can see up close the universe of Mestre Vitalino, when two showings in his honor will open in order to celebrate what would be the artist’s 100th birthday.”

The showings will occur in Santa Teresa at the Chácara do Céu Museum and in Laranjeiras at the Pé de Boi Gallery.

More here (in PT).

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