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.

Artists of Roberto Marinho's Collection

Alberto Guignard

Anita Malfatti

Anna Bella Geiger

Antonio Bandeira

Burle Marx

Candido Portinari

Carlos Vergara

Cícero Dias

Daniel Senise

Di Cavalcanti

Djanira da Motta e Silva

Emeric Marcier

Iberê Camargo

Ismael Nery

Jorge Guinle

José Pancetti

José Bechara

Lasar Segall

Lena Bergstein

Luiz Aquila

Luiz Zerbini

Malu Fatorelli

Manabu Mabe

Maria Martins

Maria Polo

Milton Dacosta

Roberto Magalhães

Roberto Rodrigues

Tarsila do Amaral

Tikashi Fukushima

Tomie Ohtake

Victor Brecheret

Vieira da Silva

Vittorio Gobbis

Wanda Pimentel

Yolanda Mohalyi

Exhibition

Eight Decades of Informal Abstraction

Eight decades of Informal Abstraction in the collections of Instituto Casa Roberto Marinho and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo

Abstract art began to be practiced in Brazil in the 1940s. Since the beginning, two lines emerged: informal abstraction and geometric abstraction. Informal abstraction is characterized by the expression of gestures by the artist, whether in the materials of painting or in sculpture; as a result, the style of each artist becomes very singular.

Dec 07 - Jun 09

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Tomie Ohtake
Pintura nº 2, 1953

Exhibition

Modernos +

The highlights of Brazilian modernism shown at exhibition

Instituto Casa Roberto Marinho has Brazilian modernism as its main focus. In its ground floor spaces, the visitor will always find artworks on this important period of history.

Dec 07 - Jun 09

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Cícero Dias
Cena vegetal, 1944

Previous exhibitions

Modernists 10

Modernists 10

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - APR 28 TO NOV 04 2018

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

10 Contemporaries

10 Contemporaries

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - APR 28 TO NOV 04 2018

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo

São Paulo - JAN 16 TO APR 22 2018

Trusteeship: Felipe Chaimovich e Lauro Cavalcanti

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 01 TO JAN 01 2010

Trusteeship: Pedro Correa Lago

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection (3)

Palácio das Artes

Belo Horizonte - MAR 01 TO MAY 31 2010

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

 Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from the Roberto Marinho Collection

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from the Roberto Marinho Collection (3)

Museu Metropolitano de Arte de Curitiba

Curitiba - AUG 01 TO SEP 30 2005

Trusteeship: Paulo Venancio Filho

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from Roberto Marinho’s Collection

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from Roberto Marinho’s Collection (2)

Palácio do Itamaraty

Brasília - MAY 01 TO JUN 30 2005

Trusteeship: Paulo Venancio Filho

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection (2)

Museu de Arte Moderna

São Paulo - MAR 01 TO MAY 31 2005

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti