The picasso of architecture – Oscar Niemeyer

When you think of Niemeyer, you think of curves. The remarkable buildings he left behind are known for their sexy curves, flowing lines and the reinforced concrete.

Gonzalo Viramonte
The curve I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the waves of the sea, in the clouds of the sky, in the body of the favorite woman. Of curves is made all the universe.
Oscar Niemeyer

Niemeyer didn’t like straight lines and liked to be inspired by nature and the female body. He was also inspired by his great example Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French architect whom he met during his first project in 1937.

Oscar Niemeyer was one of the first and greatest architects to work in modernism. His name is usually associated with the Brazilian capital Brasilia. Here he became known for his designs for the buildings in Brasilia, such as the Cathedral of Brasilia and the Congresso Nacional.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea
International Cultural Centre
Galeria de Clássicos da Arquitetura