Beatriz Milhazes, Brazilian Painter

Beatriz Milhazes (1960) is a Brazilian painter, label, illustrator and teacher, one of the most prominent names in contemporary art in Brazil.

Beatriz Ferreira Milhazes (1960) was born in Rio de Janeiro, in the year 1960. She entered the Social Communication course at Hélio Alonso College, in Rio de Janeiro. In 1980 he began his fine arts at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, where he later taught and coordinated cultural activities. In 1981 completed the course of Social Communication.

In June 1984, Beatriz Milhazes participated in the exhibition “How Will You, Generation 80?”, at Parque Laje, which brought together 123 artists from all over Brazil, who sought to resume painting as opposed to the conceptual truth of the 1970s, with the use of new techniques and materials, where they expressed freedom and diversity in the process of redemocratization of the country.

From the 90s, the painter stood out in international exhibitions in the United States and Europe. His works have become part of the collections of some museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan in New York, as well as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Fondation Cartier in Paris.

Between 1995 and 1996, Beatriz Milhazes entered the course of engraving in metal and linoleum at Atelier 78, with Solange Oliveira and Valério Rodrigues. In 1997 illustrates the book The Thousand and One Nights in Daylight: Sherazade Tells Arab Stories, by Kátia Canton.

Beatriz Milhazes has made color an element of great importance in her works, where she presents circular shapes integrated with squares, flowers, arabesques and stripes. In most of her work, the artist prepares images of transparent plastics that are peeled off as films and applied to the canvas through successive, accurately bonded collages.

His work “The Magician”, painted in 2001, was sold at a Sotheby auction in New York in 2009 for $ 1.049 million, the 2002 work “The Modern” was bought in London by $ 1.1 million and the "My Lemon" screen was sold in 2012 for $ 2.1 million at Sotheby's Gallery in New York.

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