Coming from a small village in the North of Brazil and growing up in a non-academic surrounding, Dalva Duarte (born 1949) discovered the European classical masters and developed as an artist a unique clash of both: the intensively experienced world of her rural childhood and youth in the artificially designed city of Brasília with her knowledge and virtuosity learned in her confrontation with the “Old Masters“.
She lived and worked in many European countries and in the United States.
Her sensibility to aesthetics as well as social problems of today´s world gives her search for inner landscapes as well as constructive reflections of the image an outstanding strength and originality, reaching from figurative to abstract, humour to sarcasm.
When I became aware of the world, I was already painting.
*All paintings chosen and all texts written on this website by the writer Tanja Langer. You find her texts in “About”.