Brazilian Folk Art/Selt-Taught Artists | 28 Images

  

MARIPOSA has one of the most unusual and diverse collection of Brazilian folk arts and works by self-taught Brazilian artists in North America. It includes a vast collection of unique, authentic ex-voto sculptures, Afro-Brazilian metal sculptures, stunning works by traditional cordel (woodblock) artists, many dramatic, three-dimensional works by Nino, Manuel Graziano, José Adario dos Santos, Raimundo Borges Falcão and others, paintings by Heitor dos Prazeres and other "naifs", and prints and woodblocks by J. Borges. Other Brazilian folk art forms, including antique and contemporary mamulengo puppets by known (e.g. by Indio Joel) are also featured. 

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Heitor dos Prazeres, Dancers, acrylic on wood, 1964, 9.5x7
Heitor dos Prazeres, Dancers, acrylic on wood, 1964, 9.5x7
Francisco Antonio dos Santos, Untitled, acrylic on board, n.d., 24x18
Francisco Antonio dos Santos, Untitled, acrylic on board, n.d., 24x18
Jose Pinto,Cocoa Bean Harvest,acrylic on canvas, 15x18				15x18			 600
Jose Pinto,Cocoa Bean Harvest,acrylic on canvas, 15x18 15x18 600
Heitor dos Prazeres, Samba, acrylic on canvas, 19.5x24,1964
Heitor dos Prazeres, Samba, acrylic on canvas, 19.5x24,1964
Giovanni (João Lavrador), Alegria do Casal,17.5x23 Rio de Janeiro 1965
Giovanni (João Lavrador), Alegria do Casal,17.5x23 Rio de Janeiro 1965
Heitor das Prazeres, Billiard Scene, acrylic on canvas, 11x15, 1964
Heitor das Prazeres, Billiard Scene, acrylic on canvas, 11x15, 1964
SOLD
SOLD
Gerardo de Souza, Country Scene, acrylic on canvas, 10.5x8.5 1979
Gerardo de Souza, Country Scene, acrylic on canvas, 10.5x8.5 1979
Mamulengo Puppet, ca. 1960, northeastern Brazil
Mamulengo Puppet, ca. 1960, northeastern Brazil
Mestre Sauba, Ventriloquist Puppet, 1960's or older
Mestre Sauba, Ventriloquist Puppet, 1960's or older
Indio Joel, The Dead Carries the Living, 2000
Indio Joel, The Dead Carries the Living, 2000
Indio Joel, Mane da Batata, 2000
Indio Joel, Mane da Batata, 2000
Manuela da Silva, Untitled, Olinda 1965
Manuela da Silva, Untitled, Olinda 1965
José Eloni da Silva (Eloni), "Mateus", ca. 2000
José Eloni da Silva (Eloni), "Mateus", ca. 2000
Cicero F. (Graziano) Bicho/Animal
Cicero F. (Graziano) Bicho/Animal
Animal Puppet/Mamulengo, northeastern Brazil
Animal Puppet/Mamulengo, northeastern Brazil
Donkey hand puppet, Pernambuco
Donkey hand puppet, Pernambuco
SOLD
SOLD
Mestre Sauba, Ventriloquist Puppet, 1990's
Mestre Sauba, Ventriloquist Puppet, 1990's
Hand Puppets 1,  Pernambuco
Hand Puppets 1, Pernambuco
Hand Puppets 2, Pernambuco
Hand Puppets 2, Pernambuco
Veterinarian, Jozé, Caruaru, not dated
Veterinarian, Jozé, Caruaru, not dated
Indio Joel, Ave Ema
Indio Joel, Ave Ema
Adalton Lopes, Roda de Samba,  SOLD
Adalton Lopes, Roda de Samba, SOLD
Mestre Sauba, Bicycle Puppet
Mestre Sauba, Bicycle Puppet
Adalton Lopes, slave scene, ca. 1995
Adalton Lopes, slave scene, ca. 1995
Exodus, Clay Sculpture by Neide, Caruaru, Pernambuco
Exodus, Clay Sculpture by Neide, Caruaru, Pernambuco
Musicians, anonymous, Caruaru
Musicians, anonymous, Caruaru