Statues - Hither & Thither

Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais

Rua Goiás / Rua de Bahia
(Praça da Poesia)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade & Pedro Nava

Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Itabira, MG 1902 - Rio de Janeiro 1987) Brazilian poet and writer (Wikipedia).

Pedro Nava (Juiz de Fora, MG 1903 - Rio de Janeiro 1984), Brazilian writer and physician (Wikipedia).

Leo Santana
2003

Belo Horizonte /  Carlos Drummond de Andrade & Pedro Nava   Belo Horizonte /  Carlos Drummond de Andrade & Pedro Nava

Description

Two bronze statues without pedestal the two writers of Minas Gerais. The statues draw attention to the climate of causality they convey, and this idea can be easily understood in the gesture of Pedro Nava touching the elbow of Drummond amid the pedestrians who pass through the place.

Inscription(s)

On the book: Carlos Drummond de Andrade e Pedro Nava 2003

Signature

(both statues) leo santana

Information Sign

prefeitura municipal
de belo horizonte

A década de 20 marca um período de intensa efervescência na produção cultural de
Belo Horizonte. E, aqui, um endereço se destaca de forma especial: a Rua da Bahia,
com seus cafés e redações de jornais e revistas. Nas comemorações dos 106 anos da
cidade, com a instalação dessas estátuas, a Prefeitura de Belo Horizonte
homenageia dois dos muitos talentos literários que imortalizaram a terra mineira e
essa rua: o poeta Carlos Drummond de Andrade e o memorialista Pedro Nava.

Prefeito de Belo Horizonte
Fernando Damata Pimentel

Secretário Municipal da Coordenação de Gestão Regional Centro-Sul
Fernando Viana Cabral

Belo Horizonte, 12 de dezembro de 2003

Apoio Cultural
Banco do Brasil

City hall
of Belo Horizonte

The 1920s mark a period of intense effervescence in the cultural production of
Belo Horizonte. And, here, one address stands out in a special way: Rua da Bahia,
with its caf…s and newspaper and magazine offices. In the commemorations of the 106th
year of the city, with the installation of these statues, the City Hall of Belo Horizonte
honours two of the many literary talents that immortalized the land of Minas Gerais and
this street: the poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade and the memorialist Pedro Nava.

The Mayor of Belo Horizonte
Fernando Damata Pimentel

Municipal Secretary of the Central-South Regional Management Coordination
Fernando Viana Cabral

Belo Horizonte, 12 December 2003

Cultural Support
Bank of Brazil

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (S 19°55'24" - W 43°56'12")

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