The Boat of the Sun
/ A Barca do Sol


One morning, in his room, the rays of the sun that gleamed over a mirror caused an extraordinary glow. At this moment, Carlos Pertuis had a cosmic vision, in which he saw before his eyes what he called the “Planetarium of God”. Marveling at what he saw, he shouted out so that everyone in the family could have a glimpse. He had had a psychosis and was hospitalized the same day at the old Red Beach hospital in 1939 at age 29, where he spent the rest of his life. Paintings of Carlos Pertuis are part of the collection of the Museum of Images of the Unconscious (BR) and for the 33rd São Paulo Biennial artist Sofia Borges included works of Pertuis in the group show The Infinite History of Things […].

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