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The Art of Diplomacy – Brazilian Modernism Painted for War

Tainted Glory: Culture and Art Blog
April 8th, 2018


In 1944, as Brazil joined the Allies to fight in the War, a group of Brazilian artists offered their works for the first ever collective exhibition in Britain. The works were sold to raise funds for the British military efforts and many became part of leading UK public collections, such as the Tate Galleries’.

A new show, ‘The Art of Diplomacy: Brazilian Modernism Painted for War’ put together by curators Hayle Gadelha and Adrian Locke, now brings back on display 24 of these artworks at the Brazilian embassy in London.