Anthropométrie Brasileira 1 (2007)

A painting (acrylic on linen): 500 cm x 200 cm.
A series of 13 colour photographs: 50,8 cm x 60 cm each.
A video HD 16:9, colour, no sound: 8 min.

A picnic-painting experiment with a family of 7 in Maricá, State of Rio de Janeiro.

This work was made possible by Yves Klein, Jarbas Lopes, Capacete Entretenimentos and FRAME : thank you!




43 Responses to “ Anthropométrie Brasileira 1 (2007) ”

  1. Very interesting idea. Congratulations!
    Doral, Florida

  2. very beautiful ans sunny.


  3. I wish the drawings could move, like animation…

  4. This is a “remake” of a famous performance and work group by the french artist Yves Klein from the 60’s. Without this background information your work can not be understood or contextualized properly, or people could be mislead to think that you invented this work yourself!

  5. niente di nuovo sotto il sole !!!
    6000 anni fa l’uomo improntava le mani nelle caverne !!!

  6. Great work!

  7. Once again we see that no brush is necessary to produce interesting art!

  8. bravi!
    l’arte contemporanea deve sempre essere partecipata e condivisa, in questo modo diventa educativa, Yves Klein ne sarebbe felice.
    Questa performance mi riempie il cuore, sono sicuro che sarà per i partecipanti piccoli e grandi un felice ricordo per tutta la vita.
    antonio spanedda

  9. Bel lavoro di gruppo di persone che si divertono in modo colto. Mi chiedo che tipo di pittura è stata utilizzata. Invidio il lago di fronte a casa
    anne demijttenaere


  11. Dear Kristofer Petau…

    Singular Tribal Video Performance Anthropométrie Brasileira 1 (2007)… remenbering the Pioneer of action art Ives Klein with the unforgettable IK blue tone… including a new plus tone Brazilian Flag… with a fraternal gesture form community

    All the best.. for your new provocative ideas…

    Tulio Restrepo
    Artista Multimedia
    Diseñador Gráfico UPB
    Especialista en Diseño de Multimedia U de N
    Especialista en Estudios Urbanos EAFIT

    Zona Postal Mail Art
    A.A. 65.376
    Medellín – Colombia

  12. I like it

  13. I would like to have seen your bodies painted and squeezed on the wall!

  14. Forte comunicazione mi piace l’espressività così istintiva dei colori positivo bravi

  15. Yves Klein revisited?

  16. Great Work

  17. Action painting very interesting which I would like to participate.

    domenico severino -Pompei-

  18. I like this and the use of black, yellow, blue on white. It is perhaps too abstract with little thought put behind it – so the story- is very weak – yet festive in spirit – but the composition can be stronger; and perhaps the spontaineity fused with some forethought might lead to deeper and richer works of fine art. Steve Setum – Modern Art Dealer – MAUI – – see – All the best & warm aloha wishes – – GIT ART? S

  19. Gostei muito.Acho que Klein também gostou.

  20. Mi complimento per la unicità creativa, cordiali saluti. Orlando Serpietri. Vi attendiamo con piacere, nel Sito (sempre gratuito)
    Salotto espositivo per Artisti, Critici, Giornalisti e Artigiani del Mondo. Orlando Serpietri

  21. Ihr Lieben,

    gefällt mir sehr gut, wirklich lustig! Und metaphorisch eine weitreichende, krasse Aussage!

    Lieben Gruß


  22. love the video! it´s great performance!

  23. Hi! Olá!!! Como vai? Tudo bem ?
    Ótima experiencia!!!
    Um abrazo,

  24. most interessant!

  25. Very interesting indeed!

  26. Thank you,
    With kind regards,


  27. Pleas be advised. No one is interested in this shit.


  28. I felt so sorry, when the film ended.
    Thank you very much.

    All the human maps are made in order to exclude man from the misured area, since they were firstly thought and realized, in ancient Greece. The word Status itself comes in fact from ‘stadium’, that in greek means ‘metric linear measure’. A map is something abstract, totally separated from the inhabited world. It connects points, not lives.
    In this amazing work, you used men, women and children, as a measure of their own space (even vertical space).

    Warm regards to you,

  29. Thank you.

  30. Thanks so much! Great!



  31. Wonderful!
    WE did something like this at our blue wedding to the Sky in Oxford england.
    With english artist/director Luke Dixon doing it as a workshop/performance/mediation. Fabulous.
    I will forward it to him.
    all the best.

  32. great great video.
    full of physicality and fun

  33. Hi, I dont know how this ended up in my inbox but anyway I enjoyed it. Yes, Yves Klein; yes, the white anthropologist-artist should have been slathered and pressed to the wall; yes, people were’used’. But the joy and fun they were having is wonderful. I hope the people in the film now claim ownership of this wall and invent new self-expression which does not involve outsiders.

  34. Enhorabuena por vuestra magnífica iniciativa¡¡¡¡
    Javier Manzanos
    Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Huarte (Navarra) – España

  35. Very intéressting, maybe its possible to continue this project and fink how to act with the surrending… also about how to compose the space with all the bodies…

  36. a arte hoje em dia está nesta situação de cópia! Lámentave!

  37. This is crap

  38. You guys aren’t artists. I can’t believe you waste your lives with the garbage that you do. Why don’t you contribute to society rather than waste time and other peoples money.

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