LUZ CASTAÑEDA
ARTIST-SCIENTIST NEW YORK SÃO PAULO

BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TREASURE

CHITA

Brazililan Buda - Acrylic fabric collage on Canvas - 47 x 31,5 in - 2005

DO YOU KNOW BRAZILIAN CHITA?

Chita (pronounce it shee-ta) is a simple cotton fabric with floral prints in bold colors. The material became iconic and pretty much a Brazilian national treasure.

 

Chita fabric is made with a mixture of primary and secondary colors. The prints serve not only to beautify the simple fabric but also to hide its irregularities and imperfections.

 

The fabric has origins in India and was brought to Brazil during the European colonization. Chita production began in Brazil in the early XIX Century and underwent many improvements through the years before the modern day chita fabric came into widespread and regular use. The history of the fabric shows its wide use by our popular culture and its strong value for decorating projects and fashion as an aesthetic reference.

 

 

SERIE

ACRYLIC + FABRIC

Collage on Canvas
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EXHIBITIONS

2007

A arte como manifestação do poder do amor” The Art and the Power of Love, Livraria e Espaço Arjuna, São Paulo, Brasil

 

 “Anjos, Santos e Afins” Angels and Saints, Café e Arte, 

 

2006

Exhibition of Paintings at Hotel-Spa Sete Voltas,” Spa Hotel Sete Voltas, Itatiba, Brazil

 

“Um outro jeito de se ver: Reestruturar, Resignificar, Rever” Another way to see ourselves: restructuring, reframing, reviewing,

Willis Harman House, São Paulo, Brazil

FISH OF FLOWER

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 47 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda