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Rio Auditorium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Last Project Sketches

A work made of black marker on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of black marker on tracing paper.

Date:

1999

Artist:

Oscar Niemeyer
Brazilian, 1907-2012

About this artwork

This sketch depicts a design for the Rio Auditorium that was most likely designed to house 3000 people. Noted as “last project,” it is well known that Niemeyer work through the some of the last months of his life. This sketch is perhaps, the most recent project Niemeyer had been designed when he produced these sketches in February 1999. While records on this project remain elusive, the formal components show a strong resemblance to Niemeyer’s design for the Niterói Museum of Contemporary also in Rio de Janeiro. Both designs frame expansive view of the surroundings and are rooted by a stem-like structure supporting the building.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Oscar Niemeyer (Architect)

Title

Rio Auditorium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Last Project Sketches

Origin

Brazil

Date

1999

Medium

Black marker on tracing paper

Dimensions

50 × 70 cm (19 11/16 × 27 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Oscar Niemeyer, Fundaçao Oscar Niemeyer

Reference Number

1999.302.7

Extended information about this artwork

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