Animated series

The Story of Tarsila do Amaral
Little Stories of Great Women Artists
17.11.2020

Little Stories of Great Women Artists is an original project of playful and educational animated videos for children from the age of 7 and older.

The objective of each episode? To shed light on the life and work of a woman artist from the 20th century in a three minute video. Imagined by screenwriter Sophie Caron, each story conveys the originality of an artist’s approach, their importance within an artistic movement, certain significant biographical stories, as well as difficulties that the artist may have encountered in her practice.

In a landscape where children’s publications and activities about art privilege male artists, this new and unique project intends for younger audiences to be able to identify important figures beyond all gender stereotypes. Through the discovery of these women artists, we hope to invite as many people as possible to discover the emotion that art can bring.

The seventh episode of Little Stories of Great Women Artists transports us to Brazil to discover the artist Tarsila do Amaral. Through her paintings, she sought to create an original art allowing to express the multiple identities of her country. We will engage in her meetings with artists and intellectuals of the Brazilian avant-garde, such as Anita Malfatti and Oswald do Andrade with whom she created the Grupo dos Cinco, and follow her on her journey to Paris where she met European artists such as Fernand Léger, Constantin Brancusi and Robert and Sonia Delaunay. Just as the traditional arts of Brazil had done, these modern currents in Europe nourished the work of Tarsila do Amaral whose aesthetic approach lies at the origin of the Cannibalism art movement (otherwise known as Athropophagy). 

This project is made possible by the support of the Fondation ENGIE.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron. Illustrator: Louise Nelson. Editor: Maggali Baraban. Voice: Melha Mammeri Bossard.

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