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'For love of nature':
Brazilian Flora and Fauna in Watercolor

by Etienne, Rosália and Yvonne Demonte


'For love of nature': Brazilian Flora and Fauna in Watercolor by Etienne, Rosália and Yvonne Demonte

Compiled by James J. White. Introduction by Clarke Bruno. 1985. [ii], 46 pp.; 18 color, 35 b&w figs.; 7 1/2 x 10"; 6 oz. Pictorial stiff paper cover. ISBN 0-913196-48-7. Out-of-print.

[Agure-shouldered Tanager] (Thraupis cyanoptera) and Eugenia pitanga, gouache and watercolor on illustration board by Etienne Demonte, 1984.


This bilingual catalogue accompanied a 1985 exhibition at the Institute and 1986 exhibitions at Wave Hill and the National Museum of Natural History. In the introduction Clarke Bruno describes the Demontes within the context of the history of Brazil and its artistic traditions of representational painting and naturalistic drawing. The Demontes’ slogan is “for love of nature.” As Alcidio Mafra de Souza, director of the Natural Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, explains in the foreword, “Etienne, Rosália and Yvonne first study nature to know it; knowing it, loving nature, they demonstrate why it must be preserved and protected.”

Also accompanying the exhibition was a poster, Azure-shouldered Tanager, which is still available.


Early in the Forest (Bradypus tridactilus and Cecropia), gouache and watercolor on illustration board by Yvonne Demonte, 1983.

Hummingbird [Violet-capped Wood Nymph] (Thalurania glaucopis) and Heliconia bicolor, gouache and watercolor on illustration board by Etienne Demonte, 1984.


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