Roberto Burle Marx M U B E

I know the color looks weird but this is what you get on a semicloudy day in Sao Paulo. The intense light so perfectly shaded. Everything pops. Look at Marcello to the far left. He looks pretty spot on colorwise with a slight tan. Also when he crosses his arms like that and looks right at me without speaking I know that I have been spending to much time taking pictures and can we please move on!  

The first time for me ever here at 
Here to see the exhibit on artist, landscape architect and true renaissance man namely Roberto Burle Marx

So this is Rio de Janeiro on the boardwalk right by Avenida Atlantica by Rua Farme de Amoedo. This pattern here in Ipanema is a continuation of Roberto Burle Marx plan in Copacabana in the 70´s. The pattern that has become the mark of Rio de Janeiro to many.  

is where Roberto Burle Marx has created the landscape and sculpture garden that supplies the outstanding backdrop to the building created by one of my favorite Brazilian architects 
Paolo Mendes da Rocha.

Read the Designboom article 
on PM Da Rocha 

The sculpture garden at MUBE above ground has temporary exhibit as well as permanent pieces. 

The minimalism meeting nature 
feeling you get when you see if from 
the corner of the park is astounding. 
This is a place I want to revisit.  
I know that is a weird statement but hopefully the rest of the article will answer the questions you might have. 

The black organic shaped flooring is a temporary way of showing the intentions of Burle Marx that were never implemented in the final draft that was part of the exhibit on Burle Marx that just ended a month ago here at MUBE ( Sadly I have found not other language then Portuguese in the communication of MUBE so it is museum with NO other language than Brazilian Portuguese online....or on location for that matter)

The museum 
is all under ground,
so here we go! 

Oh... one more sculpture I fell for before we take the stairs or elevator down to the underground museum of MUBE...

 For me the first time I heard about Roberto  Burle Marx was when I came to Rio de Janeiro many moons ago.  

Burle Marx saw himself as a painter first and a landscape architect second. 

The boardwalks and parks of Rio are what you fondly remember from the Brazilian city set by the sea. The patterns and the stones of black and white that follows the sea is part of the Portuguese heritage that  Burle Marx implemented into the heart of Brazil. Roberto Burle Marx is highly admired in South&North America but I´m not sure of how well known he is in the rest of the world. 

This fun colorful textile danced. All of a sudden the textile starts spinning and you see
 a whole other pattern. 

It made me curios to know if Swedes in general know of Burle Marx 
as he is commonly called. 
I have had questions about Burle Marx on my Insta stories to see if my readers have heard about Burle Marx but have not had much of an answer. 

Burle Marx collected plants and they were also showcased under glass at MUBE According to Sotheby
Who are are selling art by Mr Burle Marx at the moment  :
Burle Marx is famous for his distinctive landscape designs featuring curved walkways, water features, exotic flora and the uses striking abstract patterns, he not only shaped parks, gardens and iconic public spaces, but is credited with bringing modernist landscape architecture to Brazil, and making impressive and notable contributions to plant exploration and conservation.  

So for all of you who do not know of 
Burle Marx 
you have sooooooo much to look forward 2 

Experiencing Roberto Burle Marx 
that in my opinion is an 
artist on so many levels that 
renaissance man 
best describes him.

The artist Burle Marx

Roberto Burle Marx (August 4, 1909 – June 4, 1994) was a Brazilian landscape architect (as well as a painter, print maker, ecologist, naturalist, artist and musician) whose designs of parks and gardens made him world-famous. He is accredited with having introduced modernist landscape architecture to Brazil. He was known as a modern nature artist and a public urban space designer. His work had a great influence on tropical garden design in the 20th century. Water gardens were a popular theme in his work. He was deftly able to transfer traditional artistic expressions such as graphic designtapestry and folk artinto his landscape designs. He also designed fabrics, jewellery and stage sets.
He was one of the first people to call for the conservation of Brazil's rainforests. More than 50 plants bear his name. He amassed a substantial collection of plants at his home, including more than 500 philodendrons.

How can you anything but love a man that proudly poses with leaves larger than life and having a great time doing it!  ROBERTO BURLE MARX DURING A BOTANICAL EXPEDITION IN ECUADOR, 1974. PHOTOGRAPH BY LUIZ KNUD 

For all of you that are in NYC
at the New York Botanical Garden’s Burle Marx exhibit :

Roberto Burle Marx see the magic of Brazil 
 at @nybg  

Roberto Burle Marx, Rooftop Garden, 
Ministry of Education and Public Health, Rio de Janeiro , Built 1938.

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