Dorlinda's backyard

Dorlinda? Who is it? Is Dorlinda Dor Linda? Me?

"I was born from a Dor Linda. And my Dor Linda was born in the year of famine, opened up in Porteirinha, broke into Pai Pedro and crossed life with my father Waldemar, a black man from Bahia. They were both people on the move. that, like others, the black souls of Quilombo welcomed. In those hinterlands of Minas Gerais, events were the time markers. Hence she concludes: – It was in the year of 39, but to get married I was registered in 37. I have 78, but in the register is 80..." (VENTURA, 2021, in press).

Dorlinda Ventura, great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, daughter of Ursulina enchanted and Mamma Indo-Bahiana, started painting in 2015, in my studio, in Fortaleza/CE.

Desd'ai has been composing series of paintings that are simple in themes and forms, rich in chromatic compositions, potent in spiritual emanation, which can only be felt in front of the work in body. Dorlinda paints colors in souls, and her paintings open like glistening mouths in laughter, giggles and laughter.

She, in a sankofa movement, looks away at the straight line where the mysterious Luz do Quilombo used to pass. Luz left with the people of Quilombo, in the place, at the crossroads where the village where Dorlinda was educated at the beginning of the formation of her person existed, only the marks, the scars and the memories remained.

Dorlinda em movimento Sankofa
Photography: Wagner Ventura. Crossroads of the former gurutubano village of Quilombo in the municipality of Pai Pedro.

colors for hope

The month of May, established as the month of mothers, since I understand myself by people, is a month of celebration and gatherings, of meetings.

May 2021 is sadly exceptional because, like the previous months of this year, it is a month of death, violence and disorder that stuns the senses and yes, depresses.

That's why Venturaafroartes.com starts the unveiling of the complete works of Dorlinda Ventura with the exhibition

Landscapes for a May of Hope.

From May 9, 2021 until the end of the month we will bring together some of the chromatic hopes of Dona Dorlinda Ventura.

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Dorlinda_Sem título 5 (3)

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Dorlinda_Sem título 1 (2)

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Sem Título - Estudo flores cores nº 4
Sem Título - Estudo flores cores nº 4

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Dorlinda_Sem título 5 (3)

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We close the month of May 2021 with the hope of overcoming the slaughter that, in one way or another, affects us all.

The ten paintings by Dona Dorlinda Ventura presented this month were painted at different times.

These are paintings whose composition demonstrates a great capacity for harmonizing colors in the enjoyment of sensations mobilized by the artist's states of mind.

His childhood memories (first stages of the person's formation, according to Tienor Bokar) in the cotton plantations, in the extinct Quilombo on the roadside between Pai and Pedro and Janaúba, in the North of Minas Gerais; the backyards she planted in Montes Claros, with their diversity of living beings; finally, they flow in authentic colors and shapes.

In this first exhibition we brought nine paintings on Styrofoam trays and one on canvas.

 

We hope that in this moment of sadness and isolation, Dona Dorlinda Ventura's paintings will warm your eyes and inspire lovers to follow their path through painting.

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Plantation.

Acrylic painting on styrofoam, 2017
Montes Claros
10CMX8CM.
Private collection.

Initiated in painting after 70 years of age, she is, without a doubt, a source of inspiration for those who think it is too late to start.
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Pink.

Acrylic painting on styrofoam, 2017.
Montes Claros
10CMX8CM.
Private collection.

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Flowers.

Acrylic painting on Styrofoam, 2015.
Montes Claros
10CMX8CM.
Private collection.

For Dona Dorlinda, painting is a way of saying with colors the feelings that no word expresses.
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Untitled.

Acrylic painting on styrofoam, 2017.
Montes Claros
10CMX8CM.
Private collection.

Sem título - Estudo
Untitled - Tree Study #1
Acrylic painting on Styrofoam,
Montes Claros, 2017.
Private collection.
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Untitled - Study of flowers colors nº 1.

Acrylic painting on styrofoam, 2017.
Montes Claros
10CMX8CM.
Private collection.

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Untitled - Study of flowers colors nº 2.

Acrylic painting on styrofoam, 2017.
Montes Claros
10CMX8CM.
Private collection.

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Untitled - Study flowers colors nº 3.

Acrylic painting on Styrofoam,
Montes Claros, 2017.
Private collection.

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Untitled - Study of flowers colors nº 4.

Acrylic painting on Styrofoam,
Montes Claros, 2017.
Private collection.

Dona Dorlinda's painting, considering the Euro-referenced aesthetic concepts, would be a naïve painting (naive painting for the French), primitive painting or primitivism. Artists who practice self-taught styles, genuine in colors and shapes, usually the result of rich imaginations about everyday life, are called Naif, naive or primitive.

These concepts are actually used to circumscribe artists who are not made through academic training. to categorize a universe of art styles.

About Naif painting read: Freitas, Maria Helena Sassi, 1961- Painting naïve: concepts, features and analysis, four examples in São Paulo / Maria Helena Sassi Freitas. - São Paulo: , 2011. Available at: https://repositorio.unesp.br/bitstream/handle/11449/86976/freitas_mhs_me_ia.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Estudo 1 - 2015
Composition No. 1.
Acrylic on canvas, 2015,
strength
41.6CM X 23.6CM.
Available for purchase at Terreiro de Leilões.