Photographer's Note

One day, an half century ago, a man, called JK, wanted to build a city, in the region center west of Brazil, the way of the virgin and encircled land of forests. Then, he invited Lúcio Costa to make the urban planner of this city. Lúcio Costa invited Burle Max to make the gardens. As the city needed of buildings, Oscar Niemeyer was invited to develop the projects architectural. Niemeyer invited the artists Alfredo Cheschiatti, Bruno Giorgio, Mariane Perretti and Athos Bulcão to make artworks to the buildings, squares and many other spaces of the new city. This city is Brasilia, resulted of a great dream where many had participated of this adventure. So, the philosophy of these men, as well as of the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, was of that the art would not have more to be encaged in museums, but it showed and displayed in public spaces, so that all could appreciate it. From there the reason of Brasilia to be true Museums of Beautiful Arts in outdoors.
The photo shows to the Church of Ours Mrs. of Fátima, affectionately called for the locals by Little Church. It is a small church, with capacity for 60 people. Inaugurated in 1958, and is located in single street of store 307/308, South Wing, and this church is one of the main tourist points of the Federal Capital. The church lateral external walls are coated by a tile panel of authorship of Athos Bulcão. The project architectural of Niemeyer Oscar was based on the format of the hats of wide borders used for the nuns of the Congregation of the Vicenta Sisters Maria. As the photo had the objective to prioritize the architecture, this was taken off in early morning, before the access of the people to the place.

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