He began his career as a visual artist aged 19. Self-taught, at the start he received orientation from the painter Lise Forell with whom he maintains a relationship of profound friendship until today. His first exhibitions date from 1971 when he carried out an individual exhibition at the Mini Galeria USIS, São Paulo and participated in the collective Bilder aus Brasilien, at the Holtzinger Gallery, Munich, Germany. In 1998, he carried out an exhibition with the support of the Secretaria da Cultura de São Paulo which was also set up in Santos and Curitiba. In 1986, he took part in the exhibition Brazilian Naïve Paintings organized by the Partners of Americas and with the sponsorship of JP Morgan, which itinerated through various North-American cities throughout more than 4 years. 

He was selected to compete in the Naïve Art Contest in Canada in 1993 and 1994 (Gallery Jeaninne Blais) and in Morges, Switzerland in 1983 and 1992 (Galerie Pro Arte Kasper). His paintings are regularly promoted in France by Galerie Jacqueline Bricard, and in Brazil, by Galeria Jacques Ardies, São Paulo.

His themes are basically the city of São Paulo that he portrays in a beautiful and attractive way, with the marine landscapes of our coast where man, usually nude, is represented perfectly integrated within a pure, beautiful and peaceful nature, and life in the slums is shown as a pleasant place to live, filled with children flying kites, cats on rooftops and playful dogs, all highlighted by the use of solid colours in sophisticated gradients of tones.

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All artworks of Rodolpho Tamanini Netto
Painting, Sao Paulo Ibirapuera Park Vista, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Sao Paulo Ibirapuera Park Vista

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 70 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Painting, Marathon sur la piste aérienne, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Marathon sur la piste aérienne

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 100 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Painting, Le déménagement, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Le déménagement

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 30 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Painting, Nuit de la Saint jean, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Nuit de la Saint jean

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Painting, Dans la grotte, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Dans la grotte

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 40 x 40 x 4 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch


Painting, L´attente, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto


Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 20 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Painting, Football, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto


Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 50 x 71 x 4 cm Painting - 19.7 x 28 x 1.6 inch


Painting, En balayant la cour du couvent, Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

En balayant la cour du couvent

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Painting - 40 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


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What is Rodolpho Tamanini Netto’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Tropical Style
When was Rodolpho Tamanini Netto born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1951