Lina Bo Bardi. Exposição da Agricultura Paulista (Poster for exhibition on agriculture in the state of São Paulo). 1951

Lina Bo Bardi Exposição da Agricultura Paulista (Poster for exhibition on agriculture in the state of São Paulo) 1951

  • Not on view

The playful juxtaposition of a massive bull and a helicopter hovering insectlike in the distance captures the essence of an exhibition celebrating modern agriculture, the mainstay of Brazil’s economy. The choice of motifs also reflects the vital relationship between tradition and modernity and between nature and technological innovation that characterized Bo Bardi’s architectural practice. Although trained in her native Italy, she became central to the Brazilian renaissance of modernist architecture and design soon after settling in São Paulo in 1948. The agriculture exhibition and launch of the São Paulo Bienal in 1951 were part of the city’s four–hundredth anniversary celebrations, which brought international attention to the city as the center of this national movement.

Gallery label from Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, October 5, 2013–October 1, 2014.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
13 3/4 x 20" (34.9 x 50.8 cm)
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
575.1951
Department
Architecture and Design

Installation views

MoMA collaborated with Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project using machine learning to identify artworks in installation photos.

If you notice an error, please contact us at digital@moma.org.

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze@scalarchives.com. Motion picture film stills or motion picture footage from films in MoMA's Film Collection cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.org, please email text_permissions@moma.org. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives@moma.org.

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital@moma.org.