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11011 - A reopened formal sequence: the Brazilian case of neomarajoara motives

This work analyzes, through the adoption of the concept of open and closed formal sequences, developed by George Kubler in The Shape of Time, how occurs the recovery in various mediums, such as photography, drawing and lithograph, of Marajoara ornamental motifs that started to be studied at least since the 1870s by the Canadian geologist and archaeologist Charles Frederick Hartt (1840-1878), author of the illustrated article Evolution in ornament, published in English in 1875 and in Portuguese in 1885. It will be studied, from the analysis of the illustrations of the books A planta brasileira (copiada do natural) e applicada à ornamentação (1905), by Theodoro Braga (1872-1953), Introdução à arqueologia brasileira (1934), by Angyone Costa, and Motivos ornamentais da cerâmica marajoara: modelos para o artesanato de hoje (1990 ), by Giovanni Gallo, besides the already mentioned Hartt’s article, this kind of reopening of formal sequences that cause so much impact in the Brazilian fine and applied arts, as noted in examples of architecture and in works of modernist artists like Victor Brecheret and Vicente do Rego Monteiro.

Keywords: Charles Frederick Hartt; Theodoro Braga; Angyone Costa; Giovanni Gallo; Marajoara art.

Author: Kern, Daniela (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande doo Sul, Brazil / Brasilien)

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