Galeria Millan presents, from July 17 to August 16, a solo exhibition of one of the greatest names in Brazilian art: engraver, illustrator and teacher Oswaldo Goeldi (1895-1961). The show brings together some of his most representative works, spanning different periods of his career, including Mar Calmo (1937), Autorretrato (1950), Chuva (1957) and Luz Noturna (1960).
In addition to an important set of woodcuts, visitors will be able to see watercolors and drawings that have rarely been exhibited. The solo show will also display a small atelier, assembled by Projeto Goeldi with instruments and objects used by the artist, to help visitors immerse themselves in his universe of creation.
One of the greatest representations of Brazilian engraving, Goeldi gave modern power to the archaic technique of woodcut, using minimal elements of light and shadow to compose his works. Unlike the predominantly solar and tropical modernism, the artist brings forth, since the early stages of his production, a focus on the desolate aspects of the city – the evening, the houses, the narrow streets of the suburbs and the people marginalized by society. It is from these scenes that he builds an expressionism of almost unreal landscapes, showing a gross reality of solitude and silence.