Collection

The artworks were acquired over 60 years featuring an important collection of Brazilian Modernism and Informal Abstractionism.

Art as an expression of History

Roberto Marinho’s private collection, including paintings, prints and sculptures began with a bet on artists of his generation. Many of them were still unknown at that time, such as José Pancetti, Alberto da Veiga Guignard and Candido Portinari.

There are also works by Di Cavalcanti, Ismael Nery, Lasar Segall, Milton Dacosta, Tarsila do Amaral, Burle Marx, Djanira, Iberê Camargo, Antonio Bandeira, Alfredo Volpi, Tomie Ohtake, Manabu Mabe, Maria Martins, Bruno Giorgi, and Ariano Suassuna among others.

Besides its focus on Brazilian art, there is also a selection of works by foreigners, as Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger e Marina Helena Vieira da Silva.

The collection is a reflection of its time. In the first half of the twentieth century Brazil was recycling itself, becoming less rural and more industrial. New trends of the European artistic movements were gradually assimilated and transformed by the Brazilian context. In the 1930s, painters took Brazil as a topic and language.

Ingeborg ten Haeff

Asymmetric space and the tension between the abstract and the figure are at the core of the work by Ingeborg ten Haeff. In these two canvases the scale is not a question of size: it plays a role as significant as the colors, balances, textures, marks of the pictorial process, and the vestiges remaining on the canvas.

We are grateful to John Githens, a scholar of Slavic languages, professor of Russian at Vassar College, and Ingeborg’s husband for 42 years (1969–2011), for having donated these works to Instituto Casa Roberto Marinho. Their presence in our collection will allow this important artist, who always maintained links with our country, to begin to be garner her rightful place among the history of Brazilian art, partially constructed by artists of other nationalities.

Lauro Cavalcanti | Executive Director ICRM

Artists of Roberto Marinho's Collection

Alberto Guignard

Alfredo Volpi

Anita Malfatti

Anna Bella Geiger

Antonio Bandeira

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Burle Marx

Candido Portinari

Carlos Vergara

Cícero Dias

Daniel Senise

Di Cavalcanti

Djanira da Motta e Silva

Emeric Marcier

Fernand Léger

Franz Weissmann

Giorgio de Chirico

Giovanni Battista Castagneto

Iberê Camargo

Ismael Nery

Jean Cocteau

Jean Lurçat

Jorge Guinle

José Pancetti

José Bechara

Lasar Segall

Lena Bergstein

Luiz Aquila

Luiz Zerbini

Malu Fatorelli

Manabu Mabe

Marc Chagall

Maria Martins

Maria Polo

Marie Laurencin

Mario Sironi

Maurice de Vlaminck

Mela Muter

Milton Dacosta

Paul Signac

Raoul Dufy

Roberto Magalhães

Roberto Moriconi

Roberto Rodrigues

Salvador Dalí

Sônia Delaunay

Tarsila do Amaral

Tikashi Fukushima

Tomie Ohtake

Tsuguharu Foujita

Victor Brecheret

Vieira da Silva

Vittorio Gobbis

Wanda Pimentel

Yolanda Mohalyi

Exhibition

Foreigners in the Roberto Marinho Collection

The exhibition allows the public to see originals by important artists, rarely shown in Brazil

Foreigners in the Roberto Marinho Collection presents the works of artists born outside Brazil which the journalist gathered in an unsystematic way, according to chance opportunities that arose.

Jul 19 - Oct 27

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Jean-Baptiste Debret
Armazém de carne-seca, 1834

Exhibition

Djanira: the Memory of Her People

The exhibition Djanira: the Memory of Her People reaffirms Casa Roberto Marinho’s commitment to modern art

The collaboration with the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) reinforces our practice of partnerships with institutions of excellence. Brazilian modern painting is a territory little explored by the new generations. The work of Djanira da Motta e Silva has enjoyed practically no attention in recent decades. One of the charms of the exhibition is to allow artworks created many years ago to become present, without intermediations. As standalone objects, they do not depend on technological conversions as films and music do.

Jun 28 - Oct 27

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Djanira da Motta e Silva
Mercado da Bahia, 1959

Previous exhibitions

Modernos +

Modernos +

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - DEC 07 TO JUN 09 2019

Eight Decades of Informal Abstraction

Eight Decades of Informal Abstraction (2)

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - DEC 07 TO JUN 09 2019

Modernists 10

Modernists 10

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - APR 28 TO NOV 04 2018

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 124

10 Contemporaries

10 Contemporaries

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - APR 28 TO NOV 04 2018

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 10

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo

São Paulo - JAN 16 TO APR 22 2018

Trusteeship: Felipe Chaimovich e Lauro Cavalcanti

Abstrações, Coleção Fundação Edson Queiroz e Coleção Roberto Marinho

Abstrações, Coleção Fundação Edson Queiroz e Coleção Roberto Marinho

Espaço Cultural Unifor

Fortaleza - JUL 01 TO JAN 31 2015

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 62

Um outro olhar, Coleção Roberto Marinho

Um outro olhar, Coleção Roberto Marinho

Paço Imperial

Rio de Janeiro - JUL 01 TO AUG 31 2013

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 199

Treasures of the Roberto Marinho’s Collection on BM&F Bovespa

Treasures of the Roberto Marinho’s Collection on BM&F Bovespa

Espaço Cultural BM&F Bovespa

São Paulo - OCT 10 TO JAN 29 2010

Trusteeship: Pedro Correa Lago

Artwork quantity: 28