Iberê Camargo Foundation receives exhibit of the painter Giorgio Morandi

Press release

Between November 30, 2012 and February 24, 2013, the Iberê Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre (RS, Brazil) offers to the public a unique opportunity to see the poetry of the brushstrokes of Giorgio Morandi up close. The Giorgio Morandi exhibit in Brazil brings to the country a set of emblematic works of art from the Italian painter who was known for his precision in painting still life, being considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. The 40 paintings and 15 etchings on display comprise a synthesis of the artistic research of this Italian icon since his debut in the 1910s until the disputed last paintings in the 1960s. The exhibit of these 55 masterpieces of the Italian painter, master of still life, will take place only in Porto Alegre.

Gerdau, through the Gerdau Institute, is one of the main sponsors of Iberê Camargo Foundation. The foundation's headquarters are located in Porto Alegre, have become a reference in architecture, and receives exhibits of contemporary art. Opened in 2008, the building was designed by Álvaro Siza, one of the most important contemporary architects in the world. In 2002 the project received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Architecture Biennale and special merit at the Milan Design Triennale.

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