A Brief Tour Through the Pinacoteca Art Museum, São Paulo

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

As you will have seen from yesterday’s article, I took another trip to the Pinacoteca Art Museum in São Paulo.

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

As well as showing you some of the photos I took, I also wanted to highlight a series of displays which the Pinacoteca call Dialogue with Art. This caught my attention of course especially as I have been writing recently about artistic consciousness.

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

In a number of the galleries, there are a number of paintings which are highlighted for their interest, with the curator guiding us across and into the painting, into the deeper significance, and asking us to explore our own reactions not just to this painting, but the relationships between those paintings on display.

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

It was also great to see the painting Saudade (1899) by Brazilian artist Almeida Júnior, and which is one of his best known works.

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

In 2011 Maria brought Satish Kumar to Brazil to speak at the Strategy Execution Summit which she organises, as well as also organising a dinner for Satish to meet many of the Brazilian alumni from Schumacher College. It was extremely special to be able to spend so much time with Satish and such a honour to have Satish support our projects and ideas.

Maria has a very deep spiritual connection with Satish, and I feel that this photo I took of the two of them discussing this painting with one of the guides from the museum is one of the best I have ever taken.

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

It was a great morning at the Pinacoteca, and extremely stimulating to study they way in which they are encouraging visitors to explore their own relationships to the paintings and sculptures, and expand their levels of consciousness not just through thinking, but feeling, sensing and intuition as well.

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