Modern & Postwar Artists


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Alfredo Volpi

1896 - 1988

Alfredo Volpi, was a prominent painter of the artistic and cultural Brazilian modernist movement.

Volpi started painting façades of houses in a highly stylized and colorful manner (these paintings were later named the "historical façades" by art critics). The 1960s witnessed the development of his trademark "bandeirinhas" (small flags) for which Volpi became famous and which originated from Brazilian folklore (small flags are a regular fixture of the popular festa junina, held every year during the month of June).