Diante da sacralidade humana: produção e apropriações do moderno em Nazareno Confaloni (1950-1977)

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The research proposes to investigate the appropriattion of the artistic thinking of the italian painter Frei Nazareno Confaloni (1917-1977) and his proceding in the context of modernity in Goias from the 1950's, observing it's relation with the scholars linked to the cultural institutions of the state and, consequently, with the projects of renewal who were typical of the artistical environment of the early 1950's in Goias. From the understanding of how art criticism construes the work of the italian artist based in Brazil, this work investigates the appropriation of Confaloni as an icon of modernity and associates him with the founding myth of the city of Goiania. The paper deals with the issues of modernity, modernization and modernism as bridges for the understanding of the modern project of Brazil, considering as the main point the concept of conservative modernization with emphasis on cultural. To achieve this goal, it observes the context of modernization of the city of São Paulo during the first half of the twentieth century so that one can rethink how Goias assumed the demands of modernization during the 1950's and the 1960's. It analyzes the fortuity of the first decades of the construction of the city, the activities related to the creation of the Escola Goiana de Belas Artes (EGBA) and the debate of scholars and artists around a modernist campaign, in which Confaloni is a fundamental piece in the construction of the reasoning of the new, founded on cultural bases. From an idea of the sacralization of the human and the humanization of the sacred in the artistic thinking of Nazareno Confaloni, this paper makes an analytical interpretation of his works based on historical events, exploring the tensions between his religious and artistic formation, confronting them with artistic movements from Europe and Brazil, Besides the religious and socio-political thinking in Latin America. In addition to its construction as a modern inaugural artist, the research points to Confaloni's appropriations of the Brazilian and Latin American conjunctures, evaluanting them as fundamental for their constitution as a religious and as an artist.



VIGÁRIO, Jacqueline Siqueira. Diante da sacralidade humana: produção e apropriações do moderno em Nazareno Confaloni (1950-1977). 2017. 420 f. Tese (Doutorado em História) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2017.