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Exploring the 12 Prophets of Aleijadinho: a 3D visit

Sculptor: his works are divided in the first phase, 1760 to 1774, the second phase, 1775 to 1790, and the third phase, 1791 to 1812, when he performs the Steps of the Passion (1796-99) and the Prophets (1800-05).

Carver, i.e., execution altars of cedar wood, starts learning in Caeté and Santa Rita Durão going to Jaguara farm, Nova Lima, pulpits of Carmo de Sabará, altarpieceornamental structure of stone or woodwork that rises on the back of the altar; generally according to the following classification: Jesuit or Mannerist (early seventeenth century); Portuguese national (1680-1720); Joanine (1720-1760); Rococo (1760-1816); and neoclassical (nineteenth century). His most important altarpiece is in the Church of St. Francis of Ouro Preto; drawings of São João del Rey and Carmo de Sabará. of St. Francis in Ouro Preto, drawings of the Franciscan side altars of Ouro Preto and São João del Rey and finishing with two side altars of Church of Carmo of Ouro Preto.

Soapstone carver (i.e., shutters, pulpits, fountains and toilets), also begins in adolescence in Ouro Preto with a bust in fountain, the toilets of Franciscan and Carmelite churches of Ouro Preto and the shutters in Ouro Preto, Sabará and São João del Rey.

Architect: the dates are similar to the first works in Ouro Preto and São João del Rey, followed by Sabará and the last, the facade of the Mother Church of Tiradentes.

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Aleijadinho et la sculpture baroque au Brésil. Paris : Éditions du Temps, 1963.


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BRETAS, Rodrigo José Ferreira.
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O Aleijadinho e a sua oficina Catálogo das esculturas devocionais. São Paulo : Editora Capivra, 2002.


TEIXEIRA, José de Monterroso.
Aleijadinho, o teatro da fé. São Paulo : Metalivros, 2007.

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