The legacy of Turin portrayed in a book
One of the highlights of the project to rescue the work of João Turin was the idea of telling his story, by means of a book. The challenge was accepted by historian and art critic José Roberto Teixeira Leite, who with his vast experience conducted the research and the writing of the material. The result can be seen in the work by the same name of the exhibition “Joao Turin – Life, Work, Art”, a 320 pages book, which tells the story of Turin – from the arrival of his family to Brazil from Italy, through his childhood and adolescence – when he discovered his gift for the arts – the years of study and work in Europe, to his return in 1922. The book brings true relics: old photos, documents, letters, drawings and paintings. The sculptures were photographed by the lens of Maringas Maciel, reaching the details of the works. Teixeira Leite highlights and examines aspects of the works of Turin, from the most obscure to the most awarded. The author also highlights the difficult periods, lived in Belgium and France, and later in Brazil. But João Turin’s passion for the arts never let him quit. Hence the importance of this recognition of him as one of the greatest sculptors Brazil has ever had.