Current Location:
Murray Living Center -> 1st Floor (Murray)
Location Notes:
MUR: 1st Floor; Kitchen Area

Os Artesãos

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.87.1
Artist:
José Miguel de Silva
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Woodcut Print on Paper
Date:
2007
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Woodcut depicts various artisans at work. Primary colors and black ink on white paper.
Historical Context:
José Miguel de Silva learned the art of print making from his adoptive father, José Francisco Borges, a well-known Brazilian print maker. His woodcuts depict the stories of his people, both real and imaginary. The woodcuts were developed in the 1960s, originally intended as artwork for the covers of booklets called "literature de cordel," or "string literature", which are sold at fairs and markets.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Wood-engraving