Brazil is the largest country in south America and the fifth largest in the world. Brazil is an incredibly diverse country, in people, culture, and landscapes. You’ll find bustling cities, laid-back beaches, and traditional lifestyles, often right next to each other. Brazilian culture, which varies substantially across the country, comes from an international mix of European colonisers, African and Asian communities, and indigenous influence throughout the country. There are currently only 2 female statues in the country.
Current Statues of Women in Brazil
Depois do Banho (After the Bath)
The bronze sculpture Depois do Banho (After the Bath), was made in 1932 by sculptor Victor Brecheret, and can be found downtown in Largo do Arouche, next to the famous flower shops that are there. It is well-known for its beauty and impressive proportions.
Clarice Lispector (1920-1977) was a Brazilian novelist and short story writer acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories. The life-size bronze statue of the Jewish writer and her dog is located in Leme, the continuation of Copacabana beach. In order to gather funds to build the statue, sculptor Edgard Duvivier created 40 miniatures that were sold to fans. The statue was unveiled in 2016 and is the first of a female artist in Rio to be memorialised in sculpture.