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The Sculptures of Nelson Cardoso

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A collection of sculptures by Nelson Cardoso from the last 15 years.






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Caixa musical (Music Box); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Wooden box with a happy face; with a music coil as an eye; on the sides of the box nudes.






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Sol sorridente (smiling Sun); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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A sun in a blue box.






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Encerramento da peça (The theater closes); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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A theater stage while the curtain closes for the last applause time.






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A gata com filhote no cesto (The cat with his kitten in curb); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Stone sculpture; a basket with a cat and her two kittens..






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Cidade nr3 (city nr3); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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A city at nightfall; made from cradboard.






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no pedestal (on the socket) 2002; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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A small figure, eye and mouth on a socket.






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Madalena arependida (sorry Magdalene); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Mary of Magdala being sorry. Mary of Magdala with her arms downwards and a breast in the center..






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Cristo com fantasma (Christ with a ghost); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Box with a Christ made from a wire hanger. At the bottom of the box a ghost.






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Catwoman (Catwoman); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Box with a masked cat (catwoman).






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Sem Título wo Title (blue box e 2 femals); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Blue box with two feminine figures..






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Sem Título (wo title) 2005-2; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Amulet with two women divided.






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Sem Título (wo title) 2005-1; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Abstract object.






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Sem Título (wo title)(box with emergancy triangle)2005; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Half abstract sculpture with an emergency triangle and cloth.






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Cidade nr2 (city nr2); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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City at nightfall. Cardboard.






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O Sinal (The traffic sign); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Traffic light.






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Megapolis e Rapaz obeso (obese Boy); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: An obese boy sitting on a stool looking at the city. Through the back the intestines are visible and on top there is a TV-like box with a city in it.






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Megapolis e Sem Abrigo (The Homeless); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: A homeless with sleeping in front of the city.






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Megapolis, Sem Abrigo (The Homeless); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: A homeless sleeping with another homeless with dog and a bottle of wine in the back.






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Megapolis, O Sono (The Sleep); Título alternativo: O Vagamundo (alternative title “O Vagamundo”); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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A homeless with a bottle and a dog. All sleeping. Another title for this work was “O Vagamundo” (vagamundo is a mix of vagabundo = tramp; vagar o mundo =;wandering through the world and vaga no mundo = free space in the world).






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Megapolis, Sem Abrigo e Rapaz obeso (The Homeless and the obese Boy); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: The obese boy and the homeless..






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Megapolis, A rusga (The Round-up), total; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: The roundup. Four figures: Three busted and a police woman.






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Megapolis, A rusga (The Round-up) side view; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: The roundup. Four figures: Three busted and a police woman.






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Megapolis, A rusga, Mulher Polícia (The Round-up, Police Woman) bottom-up view; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: The roundup. A police woman.






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Megapolis, Os Consumistas (The Consumers); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: Sculpture with half a woman and half a man glued together with gift and shopping boxes.






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Papel higiénico canelado (Cardboard Toilet Paper); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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From the Megapolis series: Toilet paper made of cardboard. Cardosos commentary about the use of cardboard in sculpture..






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O Homem da boa Ideia (Man with the good ideas); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Man with good ideas; made in part from a box of rum of the brand “51”. The slogan of the brand “51” in Brazil was “51 good ideas”.






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Nexus, Sexus e Plexus, Nexus; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Nexus, book from Henry Miller's “The Rosy Crucifixion” trilogy.






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Nexus, Sexus e Plexus, Sexus; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Sexus, book from Henry Miller's “The Rosy Crucifixion” trilogy.






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Nexus, Sexus e Plexus, Plexus; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Plexus, book from Henry Miller's “The Rosy Crucifixion” trilogy.






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O Jogador (The Gambler); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Face or mask of a gambler.






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O cenário musical (The Music Stage); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Wooden box with dancers flying and a painting as the theater setting. The piece is equipped with guitar strings and makes music as well.






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A mulher elétrica (The electric woman); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Box with a naked histeric woman.






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A toureira (The femal Bullfighter); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Small wooden statue. From various angels a female bullfighter and a nude woman are identifiable.






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A zebra (The Zebra); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Zebra made from wooden cuttings.






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Peixes (fishes); Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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(Astrological) fish sign.






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Sem título (wo title) 1986; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Marble head.






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O Oreludo (big Ear) 1987; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Brass and zinc mask with bid ears.






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Auto retradto (self Portrait) 1987; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Brass and zinc mask with rasta hair. Self portrait.






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Soldado (Soldier) 1987; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Brass and zinc mask. Soldier.






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Banco (bench) 1986; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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Bench in the form of legs.






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A Asa (the Wing) 1980; Sculpture by Nelson Cardoso

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A wing made of rosewood.

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