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In pictures: Oscar Niemeyer
Upturned UFO

Concrete, curves, colour - the Museum of Modern Art in Niteroi, across the bay from Rio, typifies Niemeyer's style.

Visitors enter the saucer-shaped clifftop gallery - which Niemeyer has likened to a flower reflected in the pool at its base - via a snaking ramp.

In the course of his long career, he has hoovered up just about every important commission going in that country - to some resentment from his peers.

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