Tarsila do Amaral & The Modernist Movement in Brazil

One of the most amazing painters to come out of Brazil was certainly Tarsila do Amaral. Born to a wealthy coffee family from inland São Paulo, her high came not from caffeine, but from art. She was central to the Modernista movement of the 1920’s that swept the Brazilian art and literary world. During her formative years, Tarsila traveled several times to Europe, spending most of her time in Paris, where she was heavily influenced by Cubism and painters of the day such as Picasso (whom she met).