photo_2021-09-15_18-29-41 photo_2021-09-15_18-29-40 photo_2021-09-15_18-29-39 photo_2021-09-15_18-29-37 photo_2021-09-15_18-29-36 Tarcila do Amaral Tarcila do Amaral is one of the main figures of Brazilian modernism. She was born on her parents’ estate, in a rich family of landowners and coffee plantation owners. She studied and first felt an attraction to painting in Barcelona, where she arrived with her parents at a young age. From 1916 she studied sculpture in São Paulo and then painting and drawing. Too conservative teachers did not satisfy her, and in 1920 she moved to Paris and entered the Académie Julian. In 1923, the artist briefly returned to Paris, taking lessons from André Laut, Fernand Léger. The interest of her French teachers in the archaic and primitivism prompted the artist to turn to the Brazilian folk traditions. In 1931 the artist visited the USSR, exhibited in the State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and traveled around the country. Returning home in 1932, joined the leftist forces in their opposition to the dictatorial regime of Getúlio Vargas, including the Constitutionalist revolution. She was arrested and spent a month in prison. Turned to social themes. Since 1938 she lived permanently in São Paulo.