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The Chapel Ours Lady of Alvorada, inaugurated in 1961, makes of the joint architectural of the Alvorada’s Palace, official residence of the Republic’s President, whose project is of authorship of Niemeyer Oscar. This chapel is small, and a maximum capacity for one 10 people. It has the spiral form , as it was a great sheet of paper if opening. Athos Bulcão, brazilian artist, with its bold and abstract traces, made the paintings of the ceiling of this chapel, that represent the main symbols of the primitive Christianity - the moon, the sun, the fish and the cross that mean the love, the donation and the resurrection. But, in general, the works of art aren’t understanding by the majority, and the existence of these paintings was discovered recently, when of the building’s reform of the chapel. The paintings had been covered for a coarse layer of ink. Who is not known was the author of such vandalism, but everybody is certain that such act was practised by some ex-Presidente who didn’t like or he didn’t understand the work of art, and he decided the question with a bucket of ink on it. Lamentably, but it happened in Brazil. Other informations about Athos Bulcão you can access this site: http://www.fundathos.org.br

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