Brazilian visual art began in the 18th century with painting with a strong European accent.
Only in the 19th century was an original Brazilian art style introduced by
Belmiro de Almeida Jr.
In the 20th century the painter
Cândido Portinariwas a major proponent of another uniquely Brazilian style, which blended abstract European techniques with realistic portrayals of the people and landscapes of his native land; the painter Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, a contemporary of Portinari's, gained equal international renown. Both worked not only with painting but experimented also with other forms of work. From then on several new styles were introduced and other art forms were developed as engraving, photography, graphic design and others. During the 40's and 50's the Visual Arts were improved and with the introduction of the São Paulo Art Biennialin 1951 (the most important art international exhibit in Brazil), visual arts had a strong development.Brazilian art is showed in many varieties such as dance paint and glass.
Latin American art
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