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Rio one century ago, by Marc Ferrez

largo sao francisco de paula
1895 – Largo São Francisco de Paula

The photos made by Marc Ferrez during the last years of the Empire and the beginning of the Republic regime are the best register of life in Rio between the mid 1860s and the late 1910s. He left more than 5,000 images, most of them portraying the city, then the Brazilian capital.

Arcos da Lapa
Arcos da Lapa
1905. Canal do Mangue (Mangrove Canal)
1905. Canal do Mangue (Mangrove Canal)
1910. The neoclassic buildings of Avenida Central (today called Avenida Rio Branco)
1910. The neoclassic buildings of Avenida Central (today called Avenida Rio Branco)
Ordem Terceira do Carmo
Ordem Terceira do Carmo
1890. Guanabara bay seen from Niterói.
1890. Largo do Paço and Primeiro de Março street

 

 

1885. From the Corcovado mountain, where today is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Ferrez made this panoramic that shows the Botafogo bay and Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf mountain)

Sources: Starnews2001 and Flickr

 

The best colection of 19th century Brazilian art

"Gioventù"(Youth in Italian) by Eliseu Visconti, 1898

One of the greatest art museums in the country, Rio’s Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, just reopened after a three-year remodelling. Its Modern and Contemporary art collections are important, but it’s the 19th century collection, with over 4,000 pieces, that catches the visitors’ attention.
Here are some of the best pieces of the new gallery dedicated to that period, all very epic – or at least theatrical: Continue reading The best colection of 19th century Brazilian art