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CARLOS SCLIAR

[ Santa Maria: 1920 – 2001 ] Through his politically oriented works, Carlos Scliar instilled realism into art against the backcloth of the social inequalities and violence of Brazilian day-to-day life, though without diminishing the inherent lyricism. On the other hand, through his still-lifes he sought to restore the balance of man's alienation from objects in daily life. To achieve this he blended painting and graphic art in a frenzy of sensorial color (painting) juxtaposed against a background of referential-reflexives (graphics). Painter, engraver and draftsman, Scliar was an active participant in defining the direction of the modern Brazilian art movement with the likes of Portinari, Tarsila do Amaral and Lívio Abramo.

Translated by Derrick Phillips
Updated in 1999