The modern art of Brasilia Congresso Nacional – highlights of the Brazilian Senate’s art collection – 60s & 70s.

Geométrico Circular II, Irene Buarque (1971).
Visões do Medo, Tomie Ohtake (1970).
Brasilia Congresso Nacional Building.
Oscar Niemeyer, 1960.

The city planner Lúcio Costa laid out Brazilia like an abstract bird. Costa gave the palace of National Congress (Congresso Nacional) building pride of place at the head of his bird. The building’s architect Oscar Niemeyer, heavily influenced by Le Corbusier saw the building as a monument to Brazilian Modernism.

For the next 50+ years the Brazilian Senate have been buying up art to hang on the walls & recently made these archives public.

So a selection, a kind of “best of” what the art buyers at the Brazilian Senate see as befitting their highest Federal office and representative of the nation’s modernism.

Composição Circular, Massuo Nakakubo (1970).
Geométrico Circular, Irene Buarque (1972).
Geométrico Circular, Irene Buarque (1971).
Composição Circular número 6/72, Massuo Nakakubo (1972).
L.S.D, Isabel Pons (1969).
Composição Abstrata, Edith Behring (1959).
Germinação da vida VII, Thereza Miranda (1972).
Árvore, Marília Rodrigues (1972).
Abstrato Amarelo, Marília Rodrigues (1972).
Itapecerica, Roberto Burle Marx (1988).
Título: Florença, Anna Bella Geiger (1970).
Abstrato, Carlos Scliar (1972).
Flor Verde, Edith Behring (1968).
Acervo Museu doTítulo: Sertão Dourado, Hans Grudzinski (1971).
Primavera 70, Hans Grudzinski (1970).
Tuxana das Manaus, Tomie Ohtake ( 1972).
Estiagem, Maria Bonomi (1971).
Sky-Trap, Isabel Pons (1969).
Na Corda Bamba, Isabel Pons Ano (1970).
Metrópolis, Maria Bonomi (1970).
Liberdade Condicional, Maria Bonomi (1972).
Abstrato, Renina Katz (1971).
Abstrato, Renina Katz (1971).
Abstrato, Renina Katz (1971).
Tarumá, Tomie Ohtake (cc. 1970).

Nódulo (tubos vermelhos), Savério Castellano (1972).
Nódulo (tubos de areia), Savério Castellano (1972).
Duplo Infinitésimo (tubos de areia), Savério Castellano (1972).
Jogos e Símbolos I, Odetto Guersoni (1968).
Formas Justapostas, Odetto Guersoni (1971).
Título: Permuta XXVIII, Dionísio del Santo (1972).
Losangos- Ilusão de Espaço, Dionísio del Santo (1972).

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