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Fundação da cidade de São Paulo, by Oscar Pereira da Silva: dimensions of the urban representation in the traffic of a historical painting

Grant number: 10/02865-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): July 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Paulo César Garcez Marins
Grantee:Michelli Cristine Scapol Monteiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The theme of this research project is the study of the social circuit of a historical painting with a urban representation motif. It discusses the painting Fundação da cidade de São Paulo, concluded by the Brazilian painter Oscar Pereira da Silva in 1909, and belonging to the collection of the University of São Paulo's Museu Paulista (São Paulo Museum). Produced in a moment in which the political and economic success of the São Paulo ruling upper classes was associated with the construction of a heroic past for the São Vicente and São Paulo captaincies, this painting integrates itself with the production process of iconographical representations that intended to offer a visual narrative for this past. Its museumization permitted a continuous social appropriation process, that allowed its integration with the São Paulo state's and city's imagery. To browse through this painting's content (composed by its conception/production, exposition, critic fortune, aquisition, museumization and reproduction) is this project's goal, aspiring to be one of the main sustainments of the representation of founding moments in urban spaces produced in republican Brazil, and keystone to the images' corpus that supported an imagery for the country, the state and the city. (AU)

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MONTEIRO, Michelli Cristine Scapol. Fundação de São Paulo, by Oscar Pereira da Silva: trajectories of an urban image. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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