If you visit the Google Brazilian Search pages today, February 22, 2013 you can see the Victor Brecheret Google Doodle. If you do not know who Victor Brecheret was, we will help enlighten you with this overview of Victor Brecheret.
Victor Brecheret was born on the 22nd February 2013 an Italian, Brazilian Sculptor. He lived most of his life in Brazil in Sao Paulo except for the period when he studied in France in his early years. Victor Brecheret was most famous for his sculptures and figures many of these representing the Bible Era and classical mythology.
Victor Brecheret work combines techniques of European modernist sculpture with references to his native country through the physical characteristics of his human forms and visual motifs drawn from Brazilian folk art. He was one of the first Brazilian artists to gain international success.
Victor Brecheret was one of the first Brazilian modernists to achieve success. In 1921 his sculpture Eve was acquired by the São Paulo city hall. In 1922 his work was exhibited in the foyer of the Municipal Theatre during the Week of Modern Art (Semana de Arte Moderna). His O Grupo was acquired by the French government in 1934 for the Musée du Jeu de Paume; it was later moved to the public library at La Roche-sur-Yon, where it remains on display. His best-known work, the massive Monumento às Bandeiras at the Parque Ibirapuera in São Paulo, was proposed (in the form of a plaster miniature) in 1920, begun in 1936, and completed on January 25, 1953.
Victor Brecheret Google Doodle
In today’s Google Doodle you can see one of Victor Brecheret most famous works, the Monument to the Bandeirantes, a stone sculpture group by Victor Brecheret, located in São Paulo, Brazil.