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BOOKS AND ART THAT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: THE ORIGIN OF MARIO ZANINI’S LIBRARY LAUCI BORTOLUCI QUINTANA MUSEU DE ARTE CONTEMPOR NEA MAC USP VITÓRIA, (brazil) 02 OUTUBRO/2019
OBJECTIVE § It deals about Mario Zanini’s landscape paintings and the relationship with his library , taking by example 3 books : Cézanne, Van Gogh and one about landscape theory.
THE RESEARCH § Understanding the process of knowledge in an artistic painting works, bringing matters about the library . It means a painting that had been taking in concepts brought from his knowledge process organization. .
THE QUESTION Does artistic language reflect the process of building the Library? The central issue lies in the Library as forming a cultural panorama, evidenced in the paintings.
MATHEY, François. Van Gogh. Paris: Hazan, 1956. It deals with the trip to Auvers-Sur-Oise in 1890 to be treated by Dr. Gachet. Describes states of depression, sadness and loneliness. The paintings were produced within three months of the artist's death.
JOURDAIN, Francis. Cézanne. Paris: Braun, 1948. The book features canvas about landscapes, still life and portrait. The author looks back on Cézanne's state of the art and reinforces the idea of painting as something interior.
LHOTE, Andre. Tratado del Paisaje. Buenos Aires: Poseidon, 1943. § The excerpts underlined by reader Zanini recommend plastic procedures that are present in your painting (vibrant colors, freedom in the brush). Zanini's concern was related to the representativeness of the work and the problems of structuring.
§ PICTORY-LITERARY RELATIONS § ART AND KNOWLEDGE § The Library is a place of memory and keeps a range of textual materialities and plays the role of knowledge organizer. The books were examples of the modern mentality, creating a new relationship between art and the landscape around the city.
§ The library is composed by titles that indicate a new autonomous position of art in relation to nineteenth-century academic art. It was designed and thought by Mario Zanini, as was the daily life of the people living on the big city. Its merit was to unveil a modern poetics of Sao Paulo landscape.
§ LEGACY § Zanini is rooted in a process of creating a modernity, aesthetics and Brazilian identity from the 1930 s to the 1970 s. The city of Sao Paulo landscape, portrayed by him, shows us his process of transformation of his reality. The legacy of books and art works come together to show this personality that discreetly and modestly opens up to new perspectives for understanding art.
DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY The library support the dissemination of cultural information, in the formation of participatory culture management systems. We can say that the informational process of libraries, publicizing their collections, is the first step to give visibility to their hidden treasures.
The role of an art information institution in the promotion of the artistic heritage entails the establishment of cultural action policies, including the extroversion of public collections of art history. This collections exist to be discovered by everyone, by any reader, by any citizen.
MATHEY, François. Van Gogh. Paris: Hazan, 1956. JOURDAIN, Francis. Cézanne. Paris: Braun, 1948. LHOTE, Andre. Tratado del Paisaje. Buenos Aires: Poseidon, 1943.
Regatas do Tietê, 1943 Vista da Ponte Grande, 1935 Praça Clovis Bevilacqua 1959