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  • Artist Biography

    Beatriz Milhazes

    Brazilian • 1960

    Beatriz Milhazes is best known for her vibrantly colored yet calculated compositions. The artist has cited Baroque architecture, lace work, Carnival decoration and the flora of the Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janiero chief among her inspirations. Milhazes' artistic practice is akin to monotype or collage in that the artist first paints motifs directly onto transparent plastic sheets and later applies them to the canvas, leaving the plastic to dry. The superimposed image allows for overlapping and layering, resulting in a textured canvas and a distorted central focal point. While seemingly chaotic, Milhazes' compositions are perfectly balanced due to the artist's technically sophisticated use of geometric forms and chromatic color palate.

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Pink Sunshine

Lithograph in colours, on Fabriano paper, the full sheet.
S. 47.6 x 58.4 cm (18 3/4 x 22 7/8 in.)
Signed in pencil and numbered 42/100 (printed) on the label affixed to the reverse, published by Museum in Progress, Vienna, to benefit the Safety Curtain Project at the Vienna State Opera, 21 October 2021 to 30 June 2022, with their accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, unframed.

£1,000 - 1,500 ‡♠

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