Fotoformas – Sobras
Geraldo de Barros
144 pages, 20.5 x 24 cm, hardcover (English/French)
Geraldo de Barros, a talented young twenty-three year old Brazilian painter, discovered photography in 1946 as he was studying arts. He was astonishingly quick to grasp the great formal and experimental wealth of the medium, which he immediately related to his knowledge of modern art acquired during his studies, and later at the public library of São Paulo. Numerous debates and discussions with European intellectuals exiled in Brazil during and after World War II enabled him to link issues of international art with his personal tastes and experience, and the culture of his own country – that of modern postwar Brazil...