Art’s Complicity

  • Jorge Coli University of Campinas


In the course of its history, the artistic culture fashioned in Brazil has rebuffed direct observation. In the country’s domain of the visual arts and literature, artists, intellectuals and writers tend to cloister in an imaginary world, without seeing their own surroundings. Some of the significant works in the history of Brazilian art and culture have been taken into account in this paper. The works described here in a synthetic and simplified manner reiterated myths, arranged hierarchies, established preconceptions and concealed perceptions for the benefit of imaginaries that were not all that innocent.