The red of Lina and Oscar

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23738/CCSJ.130207b

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modernism, brazilian modernism, red, Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi

Abstract

The article gives a brief history of modernist architects Lina Bo Bardi and Oscar Niemeyer, and tries, through a bibliographic review and visual analysis, to identify meanings, analyze the generated spatiality and understand the impact generated by the repetitive and striking use of the red color. To do so, a brief history of the color red and how it was mastered, perceived, and appropriated by humans over the centuries is traced, and, finally, three essential projects of each architect are analyzed. We conclude narratives for the reds of Lina and Oscar, who go through the communist history of the characters, pictorial indications, and the theory of functionalism.

Author Biographies

Luiza Paes de Barros Camara de Lucia Beltramini, University of São Paulo

Master's student at the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, she is a researcher at N.ELAC, Research Support Center for Language Studies in Architecture and City. Graduated in Interior Design (IFPB) and in Architecture and Urbanism (UFPB), she is currently researching aspects of spatial design and perception with an emphasis on the promenade architeturale.

Paulo César Castral, University of São Paulo

Ph.D. Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo, Research Group on Language Studies in Architecture and City (N.ELAC) coordinator, is responsible for the research line Perception of Architecture and the City. Holds a doctorate in Multimedia (UNICAMP), a master's degree in Architecture and Urbanism (EESC/USP), and a degree in Architecture and Urbanism (EESC/USP).

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2021-11-09

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Paes de Barros Camara de Lucia Beltramini, L. and Castral, P. C. (2021) “The red of Lina and Oscar”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore - Color Culture and Science, 13(02), pp. 57–63. doi: 10.23738/CCSJ.130207b.

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