For the Official Art Print Edition 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ a graphic study by Barsotti was chosen in which three-dimensional balls evolve from a simple array of two-dimensional triangles and pennants.Take a close look at Hercules Barsotti’s graphic study of shapes and you will come to understand that a football is a perfectly round object that does not make mistakes.
Hércules Rubens Barsotti (1914-2010) is one of the most important Brazilian representatives of Concrete Art. Barsotti developped his style under the influence of Max Bill, one of the leading theorists of Concrete Art in Europe in his time. During the 1960s, Barsotti joined the Neoconcretist Group of Rio de Janeiro, taking part in the group's art exhibitions held at the Ministry of Education and Culture in Rio de Janeiro and at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo. In 1960, he exhibited at the Concrete Art exhibition organised by Max Bill in Zurich. Barsotti explores the dynamic possibilities of form and uses unusual picture formats, such as lozenges, hexagons, pentagons and circumferences. In 2004, the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo held a major retrospective of the artist's work.