Johann Moritz Rugendas

Transfer print on board of 19th Century Rio de Janeiro -1960s

Regular price $250.00

Labeled "Rugendas... Rue Direita no Rio de Janeiro" this fascinating print from the 19th century was repurposed as a decorator piece ion the 1960s. And if you look you see the artist has fully taken in the complexities of this slave-owning society.

Johann Moritz Rugendas (29 March 1802 – 29 May 1858) was a German painter, famous for his works depicting landscapes and ethnographic subjects in several countries in the Americas, in the first half of the 19th century. Rugendas is considered "by far the most varied and important of the European artists to visit Latin America" whom Alexander von Humboldt influenced.  Rugendas is also the subject of César Aira's 2000 novel, An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter.

This piece and its mates are probably (almost improbably) designer decorator pieces, and definitely of the 1960s sensibility, zeitgeists being what they are. As objects these have a definite mid-century modern vibe.

Measure 20" x 13 1/2"

Its mates are found by typing in P2366 and P2367.

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