A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
351: Colored panels
At a distance of about 60 km from Belo Horizonte, within the limits of the municipality of Brumadinho, is an interesting botanical garden as well as a contemporary art museum: Inhotim. Inhotim was created by former mining magnate Bernardo Vaz, who sold his impressive art collection and acquired a large area around his farm. At present, the area is more then twenty square kilometers. Only a small part of this vast area is publicly accessible, and contains a number of art works and art galleries that are integrated in the botanical garden, which contains more than 1500 palm tree species, the largest in the world. One of the principal art pieces consists of nine large colored panels, in a vertical position. This art piece by Hélio Oiticia (1937-1980) is called “Magic Square No. 5” (Invenção da cor, Penetrável Magic Square # 5, De Luxe , 1977). They symbolize buildings in open air, with which the visitor can feel, touch, inspire, and visualize within this labyrinth square.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017