i’m jealous of anonymous brazilians

Retratos Pintados from Northeastern Brazil
c. 1940-1980

Don’t have a gold watch, but always wished you did? No problem. Unsightly blemish? Totally taken care of! Ah yes, when a black and white photograph {of what you actually look like} just won’t do! Retratos Pintados are photographs that were hand-painted by artists, during the middle of the 20th century in Northeastern Brazil. They used layers of oil-washes to beautifully enhance, well, everything! Eu amo ♥

{found on Rose Gallery via 1stdibs.com}

comments (6)

  1. victoria /// 10.19.2011 /// 7:05am

    these are so awesome! love them. what a great find!

  2. the jealous curator /// 10.21.2011 /// 8:16am

    i know! i’ve never seen them/heard of them before… but now i’m in LOVE!

  3. Lili /// 10.21.2011 /// 8:08pm

    Eu também amo!

  4. Carol Delgado /// 11.01.2011 /// 3:49pm

    I think you woul like to know the work of Mestre Julio: http://choquecultural.com.br/blogs/mestrejulio/
    by the way, luv your blog!

  5. the jealous curator /// 11.01.2011 /// 4:25pm

    i do! thank you : )

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