Friday, December 04, 2015

Art as Salvation

Arthur Bispo do Rosario was a descendent of African slaves who was born in Brazil. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1938, hospitalised and subsequently incarcerated for more than 50 years, during which time he pursued his spiritual journey through his art. He used scraps of paper, litter, and other types of material to create his works.

©Ari Artes Prestes Maia

©Tom Shakespeare

©Behind the Curtain

Today the Museu Bispo do Rosário Arte Contemporanea in Rio de Janeiro is dedicated to the artist’s entire collection. It includes over eighty artworks that demonstrate do Rosário’s spirited dedication to the conception of a visual language of his own.

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