Bem-vindo à página de arte brasileira da Galeria de outubro
Welcome to October Gallery’s Brazilian Art Page
Brasileira nascida no Rio de Janeiro, artista internacionalmente conhecida, Leila Ullmann, treinou para ser fonoaudióloga e trabalhou neste campo de atuação em seu país natal, até se aposentar alguns anos atrás.
A terapia da fala era sua vocação, mas a arte era seu dom. Em tenra idade, Leila exibiu e exibiu várias formas de expressão artística. Mas foi só depois que ela se aposentou que começou a praticar seu presente como artista profissional. Foi então que ela decidiu dedicar toda a sua energia inteiramente à arte e pintura.
Desde então, ela expôs e participou de muitas exposições de arte em casa e no exterior:
Centro Cultural Seixas, Brasil
Beco alemão ,, Brasil
Barra da Tijuca – Galeria de Arte e Ciência de Copacabana, Brasil
Expo Internacional de Arte da Filadélfia, EUA
Sociedade Afro-Americana de Belas Artes, Best In Show, EUA
American Craft Show, Nova York, NY, Javits Center, EUA
Petrobras de Macaé, Brasil
Aeroporto Internacional RJ, Brasil
Leila Ullmann expôs e participou de nossa Expo Internacional de Arte da Filadélfia, além de um show solo na Galeria de Outubro. Uma de suas pinturas favoritas é “Young Boy”. A Gallery de outubro teve a honra de publicar esta imagem de uma jovem criança do Brasil há muitos anos. Tornou-se uma das nossas impressões mais populares.
“Day Dreaming” é uma pintura de um jovem dia brasileiro sonhando em casa. “Quem é?” é de uma criança brincando de esconde-esconde. Leila, que pinta principalmente arte figurativa, adora pintar a óleo.
Brazilian born in Rio de Janeiro internationally known artist, Leila Ullmann, trained to be a speech therapist and worked in this field of endeavor in her native Brazil until she retired some years ago.
Speech therapy was her vocation, but art was her gift. At a young age Leila displayed and rendered various forms of artistic expression. But it wasn’t until after she retired that she started practicing her gift as a professional artist. It was then that she decided to devote all of her energy entirely to art and painting.
Since then she has exhibited and participated in many art shows at home and abroad:
Seixas Cultural Center, Brazil
German Alley,, Brazil
Barra da Tijuca – Gallery of Art and Science of Copacabana, Brazil
Philadelphia International Art Expo, USA
African American Fine Art Society , Best In Show, USA
American Craft Show, New York, NY, Javits Center, USA
Petrobras de Macae, Brazil
Aeroporto Internacional RJ, Brazil
Leila Ullmann has exhibited and participated in our Philadelphia International Art Expo, as well as a solo show at October Gallery. One of her favorite paintings is “Young Boy”. October Gallery had the honor of publishing this image of a young Braizlian child many years ago. It has become one of our most popular prints.
“Day Dreaming” is a painting of a young Brazilian day dreaming at home. “Who Is?” is of a young child playing peek – a – boo. Leila, who paints mostly figurative art, loves to paint in oil.
Location, Location, Location
Located on the northeast coast of Brazil in a region of tropical rainforests, Salvador is historically known as ‘Sao Salvador da Baia de Todos os Santos‘ (or Holy Savior of All Saints Bay). As the third most populous Brazilian city, Salvador is known in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture. The metro area is one of the wealthiest in the north-eastern region of the country, and over 80% of the population has some Black African ancestry, making for a heady mix of cultures and traditions.
The local cuisine in Salvador reflects the African heritage of its inhabitants, and centres on spicy, seafood-based concoctions. Traditional dishes can be found everywhere, with some of the best flavours and deals coming from the local street vendors. Sample acaraje, a fried ball of black-eyed peas served with caruru, an okra, onion, shrimp, peanut and palm oil condiment. Don‘t miss the chance to sample any variety of moqueca (and there are many), a thick, fiery seafood stew.
Go Home With More Than Just A Tan!
Throughout Brazil, Salvador is known as much for the outgoing and friendly locals as it is for it’s beautiful beaches. Salvadorians love to share their city with visitors, so be prepared to meet new friends. While visiting Salvador you will experience a safe, fun, relaxing as well as culturally enriching vacation. Diga Brazil is proud to be your host. After visiting Salvador you will go home with more than just a tan!
Salvador is also beautifully located on a small, roughly triangular peninsula that separates the Todos os Santos Bay (‘All Saints Bay’) from the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
After Rio de Janeiro, the city of Salvador is Brazil’s main tourist destination. However, at the start of the new millennium there are more industries other than tourism which contribute to Salvador’s prosperity.
Salvador is boasting a large oil refinery, a petrochemical plant and other important industries which reduces its historical dependence on agriculture. Nevertheless, Salvador is home to many poor Brazilians and economical and social contrasts are vast, even to Brazilian standards.
Salvador da Bahia has a captivating diversity of cultures and people. Owing to the massive slave trade history, Bahia has the highest percentage of Brazilians of African descent.
The exciting rhythmic music, the delicious Bahian cuisine, the ‘martial dance’ capoeira, the spiritual religion Candomblé and even Carnaval: they all have African roots to a certain extent.
In this context it is safe to say that Brazilian culture as a whole is rooted very much in Salvador’s legacy!