Marcos Chaves opens the 2016 edition of the project Amigos da Gravura where he pays homage to Santa Teresa
Marcos Chaves, who is about to move out of Santa Teresa, his birthplace and place of residence for over five decades, pays homage to the neighborhood in his new exhibit. Invited to be the main artist of the first edition of 2016 of the project Amigos da Gravura (Engraving Enthusiasts – free translation) – first started in 1953 and resumed in 1992, at Museu Chácara do Céu. When creating his newest works, the artist took inspiration on simple, day to day scenes of Santa Teresa.
The Sociedade dos Amigos da Gravura (Society of the Engraving Enthusiasts), founded by Raymundo de Castro Maya, was created with the goal of popularizing art, with engraving being awarded a fundamental place amongst the different forms of communication through images. “Every year, a few artists are invited to participate with an unpublished work. The matrix and one copy of the engraving are added to the museum’s collection, and we limit the number of copies to 50”, explains Vera de Alencar, director of the Museums Castro Maya.