The evolution and characteristics of Milton Dacosta's works

The evolution and characteristics of Milton Dacosta's works

In the early 1950s, the characteristics of Milton Dacosta's works reflected geometric abstractionism. In other words, his paintings are created in such a way that their shapes and colors are organized in a rational way and that, in the end, they express a geometric composition.

However, over time, he incorporates lyricism into this narrative. Thus, he creates compositions no longer based on rationality, but allowing himself to be led by instinct and the commands of the unconscious.

In addition to producing intensely, at this time, the Rio native was invited to exhibit in various places, as well as receiving several awards, the main one being “best painter”.

It was in the 1960s that Milton Dacosta gained popular notoriety. This happens when the artist exhibits a series of female figures made in colorful metal engravings, which is called “Venus”.

The Rio artist's death occurred in 1988, shortly before he turned 73 years old.
What skills did Milton Rodrigues Dacosta have?

His skills encompassed several artistic aspects, which shows how the carioca was a complete and multifaceted artist. He shined when producing:


Repertoire and names of works by Milton Dacosta

Abstract Construction on Red Background


In Brown (in a Pink Triangle)


Sitting Figure (Geometric Figure)c