Brazil in pictures: Consolação cemetery

September 19, 2007 | By More

Cemitério da Consolação, São Paulo

São Paulo has its own Recoleta cemetery, although smaller than its Buenos Aires counterpart, and far less known. The Consolação cemetery [Wikipedia] is quite close to the avenida Paulista, and even so, few people come by to visit it. It’s a pity, as the cemetery contains excellent works of art in the form of tombs, mausoleums and pantheons.

Among the artists whose work can be seen at the cemetery, the name of the Italian-Brazilian sculptor Victor Brecheret [Wikipedia] stands out. The photograph shows the work he did for the grave of Olívia Guedes Penteado, an close friend of the artists of the Brazilian Modernist movement. Entrance to the cemetery is free.

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