From Psycho-Pedagogical Studies to Free-Expression: Stories Relating Art and Education in Brazil in Four Acts


  • Rita Luciana Berti Bredariolli Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho



Art, Education, Stories, Memory.


The association between art, education and freedom takes place in speeches,discussions and Brazilian artistic and educational practices, with constant updates, from the early years of the twentieth century onwards, thus becoming part of the imagery about art and education. Such a concept was driven by psycho-pedagogical studies and the interest of artists, critics and educators in the «spontaneous» or «free» expression recognized in the graphic and plastic productions by children, associated with two other groups, the«primitive» and the «crazy».


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Author Biography

Rita Luciana Berti Bredariolli, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho

Rita Luciana Berti Bredariolli is professor of Art and Art Education at the Institute of Art, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, São Paulo, Brazil. Her role involves preparing art teachers and coordinating a research group called GPIHMAE (Group of research studies regarding image, history and memory, mediation, art and education). Her research focus is on the relationship of history, memory, images, imagination and art education. She is author of Ao revés do ‘pós’: Variações sobre temas de arte e educação (2013) and Das lembranças de Suzana Rodrigues: tópicos modernos de arte e educação (2007).