It has been implemented since 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. It aims to study the contributions of different cultures in the artistic and architectural manifestations of the Society of Jesus from its arrival in Portuguese America until its expulsion, focusing especially on the territory of the current State of São Paulo, also considering relevant relationships and cases in other regions, and the Latin American context. The project includes the survey and study of sources such as chronicles, catalogs and letters written by Jesuits, iconographic documentation and reports produced by other religious and travelers, and the comparison of these data with objects of the time in public and private collections in Brazil and abroad. , or the result of archaeological excavations. The research aims to contribute to broadening the knowledge of the plural characteristics of artistic culture and the modalities of circulation and exchange between indigenous and exogenous cultures that took place in Portuguese America, especially those from the Iberian Peninsula and the Portuguese colonies in Asia.
Renata Maria De Almeida Martins
Professor of Art History at the Department of History of Architecture and Aesthetics of the Project at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. She is the author of numerous publications in Brazil and abroad on the artistic culture of the Amazon and Brazil during the colonial era.
Professor of History of Art at the Department of History of Architecture and Aesthetics of the Project at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. He is Adjunct Curator of the European Art Collection at the São Paulo Museum of Art “Assis Chateaubriand” (MASP). He was curator of the section on 19th century art of the exhibition “Mostra do Rediscovery. Brazil 500 Years Visual Arts”. He is the author of publications on 19th century art in Brazil and on artistic relations between Italy and the Iberian Peninsula at the time of the Renaissance.
Department of History, Arts and Humanities