the story of the creation and construction of brazil’s modern capital city is filled with intrigue, conspiracy and scandal. but for our purposes the story is about an urban landscape of modernist structures emphasized by the prolific graphic visions of artist and master tile designer- athos bulcão.
it all sounds more like an ayn rand novel than a true story. and at the center of this little tidbit of urban renewal is mr. bulcão, who was a painter and sculptor employed by neimeyer to assist in the decorative aspects of the modernist construction. later known as the artist of brasilia, bulcão’s prolific works touch nearly every part of brazil’s capital city.