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Considered the "father" of Modern design in Brazil, Joaquim Tenreiro (Portugal, 1906-1992) is considered a leading masters of Latin American design and visual arts. This is a rare oil painting on cardboard painted in 1976 by Tenreiro is a stunning example of his two-dimensional works, based upon a dynamic yet controlled repeated series of geometric shapes and patterns painted in pure, saturated tones, that underscores and celebrates his famed design principles and aesthetic. His painting and design philosophy strives to create lightness and mobility, using formal functional elements and concepts to create a new visual language. Tenreiro's two-and three dimensional works are inspired by his visceral reaction against a singular way of life and the upper class expectations of his generation in Brazil. This painting measures 21.65 x 29.73 inches (55 x 73 cm), larger as framed, and is in excellent condition, framed to larger dimensions of 68 x 87 cm. This painting is accompanied by a formal certificate of authenticity from "TNT escritorio de arte e antiguidade" Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Joaquim Tenreiro was born and raised in a family of carpenters in 1906 in Melo, Portugal and immigrated in 1920 to Rio, Brazil for work in furniture design. In 1943 the artists began his own design company and later concentrated solely on to painting and sculpture. His furniture designs have sold at auction close to six figures. Tenreiro's paintings have been included in multiple exhibitions in major galleries and museums throughout Brazil.

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  • Private Collection, Brazil.
  • Pickup Location: Brazil
  • Shipping Dimensions: 21.65 x 28.73 in. (54.99 x 72.97 cm.)
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