Arthur Bispo do Rosário

Japaratuba, Brazil, 1909 [1911]–1989

Arthur Bispo do Rosário was recluded in a psychiatric institution for 50 years. During this time, he created artworks for which he believed to be under the direct instruction of angels, and they were intended to be shown to God on Judgement Day.

Recognized as a cultural heritage by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional [National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute] (IPHAN) in 2018, his collection is intended as a world inventory. His works have been featured in exhibitions such as the Brasil + 500 mostra do redescobrimento, the 30th Bienal de São Paulo (Brazil), and the 55th Venice Biennale (Italy).

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