photo: SAIKI Taku
|Material/ Technique||acrylic on canvas|
|Copyright Notice||© Beatriz MILHAZES|
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2002|
|Description||Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1960. Lives and works there.|
Since the 1980s, Beatriz Milhazes has established her own painting methodology and created a new manner of expression. At a glance, the vibrant juxtapositions of motifs that distinguish her paintings appear to be computer graphics-generated. She has nevertheless created her entire methodology herself through years of working trial and error. Milhazes has always placed emphasis in her work on her own spirit and physical sensibilities. Her works, which seem to overflow with diverse energy, continually open doors to new potential in contemporary painting expression.
In her method of production, Milhazes rarely employs preparatory sketches and begins working directly on the canvas. For the most part, what she paints on the canvas will constitute the background. Her motifs of flowers and geometric patterns she paints on a plastic sheet and, when dry, transfers the motif to the canvas. Although the overall picture is dominated by an impression of flatness, the residue of colors and varying sentiments and memories building up on plastic sheets used repeatedly over the years coincides with an aged peeling wall effect produced when the motif is peeled from the plastic sheet. Together with the countless motifs juxtaposed organically on the canvas, this engenders an emotionally chaotic world. The visual effect of these works, weakened in centrality through their use of many circles, curves, and other such motifs, couples with poetic titles like "The Blue House", "The Legend", and "Black Power" and strongly affects our sensibilities.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
Works and materials by the same artists are listed according to the date of the work in principle.
Works whose dates are unidentified are listed at the end of each item. Some works are not listed according to the date of work due to their relations.
The data of works and materials are listed in order of title, production year, material/technique/form, dimensions, donor’s name, copyright holder and credit for photograph.
Dimensions are given by height (H) x width (W) in centimeters for plane work, and height (H) x width (W) x depth (D) in cm for 3-D work. Diameter (Ø) is used for circular work.
For the name of country or city, the name currently used in English is listed in principle.