Ana Maria Pacheco

(Brazil, England 1943 – )

Sculptural study for a head

Location
Not on display
Further information

Ana Maria Pacheco studied sculpture while she was a young student in Brazil. She was most influenced by the well-known architect and Brazilian Baroque sculptor O Aleijadinho (b. Antonio Francisco Lisboa, 1738-1814). He was born in Minas Gerais to a Portuguese architect father and an Afro-Brazilian slave mother, and his buildings and sculptures still exist in Brazil. This small carved sculpture shows influences from O Aleijadinho, particularly the subtle emotional strength found in his mystical and divine religious sculpture.

Place of origin
England
Year
early 1990s
Media
Sculpture
Medium
polychrome wood
Dimensions
16.5 x 10.0 cm
Credit
Gift of John Clark 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
203.2020