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Erna Antunes - Artes Plásticas

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Collection: Erna Antunes  

 

Biography

Brazilian Fine Arts Academy


  • See a flagrant of delivery's solemnity  of the Honoris Causa Diploma to Erna Antunes, 1969. From left to right: Mr.Gerson Pompeu Pinheiro, ENBA Director of  UFRJ, Mr. Venturelli Sobrinho, President of the Academy, Mr. Chancellor Paulo Henrique Bahiana, Mr. Acedemic Oswaldo Teixeira, Vice President of ABBA, and Mr. Heitor Usai, 1st Treasurer Director of ABBA, having  gracefully painter’s in the background. (photo by Ribas)


  • Erna Antunes, has been a member of the Brazilian Fine Arts Academy since 1970, and shortly thereafter she received the Pedro Américo Gold Medal of Honor.

     
  • REPORTING A MOMENT IN THE ARTIST ERNA ANTUNES’ LIFE.
  • A contest was opened by the National Museum of fine arts (in 1969), a that the topic was in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Erna Antunes, went to visit the academy and met the president of the museum, at that time was Mr. General Venturelli Nephew as well, then she arrived at the scene and performed as one of the competitors.
  • Mr. Venturelli was very polite, but made a small exclamation to the being staff:
  • - “I said I didn't want a woman run” (Erna thought him woman was crocheting or comics), then he accompanied by academy exhibitions and said:
  • - I’m going to show the lady a real artist”… Then, stopped in front of a 6 meters panel and said:
  • - “This is a true artist”… Very humbly, addressed to Mr. Venturelli and then answered:
  • - “Whoever created this work”… He was embarrassed and thereafter became a great admirer and was also changed the status of the Academy “for that woman could run without restrictions”.
  • I WROTE JUST TO REPORT A BRIEF IN THE HISTORY MOMENT OF THIS ARTIST

    Biography

  • Erna  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.

  • 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.


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Pedro Américo Gold Medal

  • Erna Antunes has been a member of the Brazilian Fine Arts Academy since 1970, and shortly thereafter she received the Pedro Américo Gold Medal of Honor.

Medal of Vermeil

  • In May, 2008 she was honored with the MEDAL OF VERMEIL by the French Societé Académique des Arts, Sciences et Lettres founded in 1915.

Video - Paintings

In Brazil Erna Antunes 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.


Erna Antunes ( Erna Y ), died on 2014 March. 8 due to natural causes at her home in Rio de Janeiro.

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