The Easel

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7th March 2018

Why MoMA’s Exhibition of Towering Brazilian Modernist Tarsila do Amaral Misses the Mark

Tarsila is feted in Brazil as a modernist pioneer but little known elsewhere. New York’s MoMA wants to connect her to Paris, Léger and cubism, underplaying her Brazilian roots.  Complains this writer “This exhibition seems to have been planned in a bubble.” Tarsila’s story is much more than a response to “Eurocentric art history”.