ARTHUR BISPO DO ROSARIO (1909-1989) was a Brazilian artist who spent fifty years confined to the attic of a psychiatric institution. His art, which he saw as a spiritual journey rather than the product of pure creativity, proved to be his salvation argues Rajesh Punj.
#arthur bispo do Rosario embroidery vu à la biennale de Venise 2013 During five decades of internment in a psychiatric hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Arthur Bispo do Rosario produced over eight hundred tapestries, sculptures, and lavish ceremonial garments in preparation for Judgment Day.
Arthur Bispo do Rosário (1911-1989). Served in the Brazilian Navy and the electric company. "In 1938, after a mystical delirium, he presented himself to a monastery, which sent him to the Hospital dos Alienados in the suburb of Praia Vermelha. Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he began to use everyday materials to create miniatures and embroideries.