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Last update at
may 2011



Sérgio Prata Garcia is a Brazilian artist who produces sculptures, frescoes paintings, icons, stained glasses, murals, sacred art, drawings and printings. Prata is the creator of the 3 phases paintings, a contemporary procedure of painting in the darkness and with ultraviolet lights. 

Prata had his break when he won the XV Brazilian Championship of Sand Sculptures organized by Air France in February 1981. 

The award gave him the opportunity to go to Paris and study at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, the very same school Renoir, Ingres and Delacroix studied at.

The Prata Art Studio is a place of sharing painting techniques and knowledges of art. 

Located near to the big town of São Paulo, Prata´s art studio became a reference of painting techniques researchs for students and artists from several countries.


Prata is the creator of the 3 phases paintings, a contemporary procedure of painting in the darkness and with ultraviolet lights.


New: Block & Parise shows Prata´s artworks around the world.


Photos and texts of the 3 phases paintings.


While in Paris, Sérgio dedicated his efforts in studying antique painting techniques. He is one of the very few artists who employ the fresco technique observed in the works of master artists such as Giotto, Masaccio, Michelangelo and Portinari.

This home page shows part of his works as well as old painting technique secrets.

The visitor to this home page can also appreciate his lastest works in which he adopts several techniques such as the use of bee wax in the production of  murals and canvas.

In addition, the visitor is able to learn more about his most recent cultural releases among which are some of his books -  Painting Techniques and Anatomy For Artists. 

Prata is the author of sacred art paintings in several Brazilian churches in the state of Sao Paulo, where he lived the last years. 

He went to Paris in 2002, as "Professeur en stage" at Painting Technics studio in the Ensb-a, working with his master Mr. Abraham Pincas and with Helène Yankoff at Saint Luc Icon's Studio, and return in 2006, to visit art studios in Bretagne, Bourgogne, and Paris, sponsored by Sennelier and Raphael.

In 2008, Prata went to France, Greece, Italy and Mexico, always showing his works and visiting important places for art, as Mount Athos, Lascaux caves (dordogne, France) and the mexican murals.

New 3 phases paintings, available for private collectionneurs

Prata is the creator of the triphasics paintings, with phosphorescent and ultraviolet dry pigments and filters.

Prata won the painting prize at the Biannual of Chapingo, Mexico

Interviews (available in Portuguese)

Recent Art Courses


The complete version is available in Portuguese.




Enciclopédia Prata´s Art Studio - Brazil - Tel: 55 11 4035-2057 - Mobile 55 11 99597-0275 - e-mail: artista@sergioprata.com.br