Four New, Monumental Paintings by Brazilian Artist Beatriz Milhazes at Fondation Beyeler


BASEL.- The Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes is one of the most highly regarded women artists on the international scene. The basic motifs in her oeuvre are drawn from the abundance of the tropical environment and the history and culture of her native country. This is reflected in vivid compositions based on arabesques, floral and abstract ornamentation, geometric shapes, and rhythmical patterns in brilliant, magnificent colors. After major exhibitions including those at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Fondation Cartier, Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and the Pinacoteca, São Paulo, the Fondation Beyeler now devotes the first exhibition in Switzerland to Milhazes. The exhibition, mounted on the museum’s lower floor, comprises four new, monumental paintings, a selection of the artist’s compelling collages, and a mobile. The paintings, done expressly for the show over the past two years, are