Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Kate Toledo, during her time in Brazil was inspired by the richness of the Baroque art found in Brazilian churches and sacred art museums. Her work is heavily influenced by the colors and shapes of the afro-roman-catholic syncretism commonly found in the Brazilian hinterland. It is easy to recognize in Kate’s earlier work the influence of the “Festa do Divino” images, the rococo splendors in rich textures of gold, the purple and royal blue of the saints, mixed with the red and ochre of the “figas” and chicken blood from the “candomblĂ©.”

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