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Gypsy

By Erna Antunes


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Painting 1956 - Individual exhibition at the National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal. 1957 - Collective Exhibition at the National Societ 1957 - Individual exhibit at the Silva Porto Salon, Oporto, Portugal. 1959 - Individual exhibit at the Brazilian Press Association (ABI), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1965 - Individual exhibition at the Church of N.S. of Copacabana salon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1965 - Organized by Erna Y, the 1st Cultural and Arts Winter Festival of Ouro Preto and Mariana, Minas Gerais. 1965 - Movie documentary about Erna Y and her art, produced by Herbert Richards, was exhibited at cinemas in all Brazil. 1965 - Erna Y founds the Mariana (Minas Gerais)School of Arts. 1966 - Goeldi Gallery, Rio de Janeiro- Erna's students' 1st Exhibition: "THE YOUNG PAINTERS OF MARIANA." 1966 - Movie documentary produced by Channel 100 and directed by Carlos Niemeyer was exhibited at cinemas throughout Brazil. 1967 - Santa Paula Quitandinha, Petropolis, RJ. Erna Y's students' 2nd Exhibition "THE YOUNG PAINTERS OF MARIANA." 1969 - Diploma granted to Erna as Honorary Member of the State's Brazilian Academy of Fine Arts. 1970 - VII Brazilian Fine Arts Salon, Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC), Rio of January. 1st prize, Gold Medal. 1970 - honored by Ministry of Education and Culture(MEC)with the Pedro Américo Medal for her contribution to Brazilian art. 1981 - in July Erna organized the 1st Cultural Encounter of Barra of Tijuca, in the Sombra Móveis Decorations Store, with the participation of Rio de Janeiro's oldest tapestry makers, such as Concessa Colaço, Madeleina Colaço and many others . 1985 - Received Commemorative medal and diploma from the State of Minas Gerais, for relevant services rendered to the communities of Mariana and Ouro Preto, MG. 1985 - Erna Y jury in the Cultural and Arts Festival of Mariana - MG - Special Guest. 1988 - Erna donates a sculpture to the Frei Luiz Orphanage, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (1.80m / bronze - Woman surrounded by Children)-RJ. 1990 - Exposition at the Nini Gallery, Curitiba, Paraná. 1991 - Exposition at the Nini Gallery, Curitiba, Paraná. 1991 - Individual exhibition at the Art Office, Goiania, Goiás. 1991 - Individual exhibition at the Época Gallery, Goiânia, Goiás. 1991 - Mention in the JCA (Japan´s Creator Association) ANNUAL 9 book (Japanese Annual, two oil on canvas paintings - the only Brazilian representative). 1993 - Exhibition at the Lausanne Gallery, Rio de Janeiro. 1996 - Exposition at Studio 10 Gallery. 1997 - HC Gallery - www.hcgallery.com.br 1998 - Individual exhibition at the José Braz Salon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2000 - Mention in the German Arts Dictionary - Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon - edited in Berlin. 2000 - Mention in the 50th Year Commemorative Edition of the Brazilian Academy of Fine Arts book. 2001 - 1st Map of the Arts - Barra of Tijuca, Itanhangá and Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro. Artists' Ateliers open to the public. 2011 - Universal ambassadress of Peace within the framework of the Universal Circle of the Ambassadors of Peace - France & Genève Suisse.
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View Profile   By Matthew Ridgeway   5 years ago
She's Absolutely Beautiful!

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Erna Y (Antunes) was born in Skopje, Macedonia on November 14th. At the age of twelve she had her first exhibition of drawings in the city of Pancevo, Yugoslavia. She studied at the Fine Arts School of Graz, in Vienna, Austria, where she graduated in 1948. One of her masters in Graz was Ziskovic. Living in Brazil since 1949, Erna Y became a Brazilian citizen in 1950. In Brazil Erna Y has worked continuously on her painting, sculpture and tapestry. Her inspiration comes from both nature and humankind. Man is intrinsically connected to nature but is slowly destroying it. With her art Erna wants to bring Man back in contact with nature and its beauty. A return to nature is a return to the love of God and his creation. With her experience Erna was the mentor and organizer of 1st Cultural and Arts Festival of Ouro Preto and Mariana (Brazil) in July, 1965 - the very first festival of its kind held in Brazil. Since then the Mariana and Ouro Preto Festival is held yearly and served as model for art festivals throughout Brazil. Her art (paintings and tapestries) is exposed in private collections in Yugoslavia, Portugal, Japan, Australia, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France,Jordan, India and Brazil. Erna Y has been a member of the Brazilian Fine Arts Academy since 1970, and shortly thereafter she received the Pedro Américo Gold Medal of Honor. In May, 2008 she was honored with the MEDAL OF VERMEIL by the French Societé Académique des Arts, Sciences et Lettres founded in 1915. Universal ambassadress of Peace within the framework of the Universal Circle of the Ambassadors of Peace - France & Genève Suisse.

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