Texts by Alfonso Arinos de Melo Franco, Orlandino Seitas Fernandes, I.Wordswoth e H.White
1977 / 168 PAGES
In 18th-century Brazil, the European Baroque was last revived as a ghost and dream by Aleijadinho with his great masterpiece: the collection at the Congonhas do Campo Sanctuary.
The idea of a “religious garden” set along a sloping hillside, with chapels and scenes reminding the faithful of the Passion of Christ, reaches the New World and the mountains of Minas Gerais, home to the mines of the Portuguese king. In this land of mirages, the European Baroque was last revived by a great artist Aleijadinho. This volume centres on the wooden figures of Aleijadinho’s Via Crucis, explored by the camera lens in all the exquisite refinedness of their carving for the very first time.
The images are accompanied by texts taken from the Acts of the Apostles: the odyssey of apostolic journeys and shipwrecks that followed the spread of Christianity from its Eastern homeland.
Like the Gospels and the Apocalypse, published in the same series, this sacred text is also presented in the authoritative Oxonian critical edition by J. Wordsworth and H. White.