"Abaporu": the personification of the Brazilian people
The story and meaning behind Brazil's most iconic and primitive painting
"Abaporu" is one of the most recognizable paintings done by a Brazilian artist. The gigantic figure is a perfect illustration of Brazil and its people. From the disproportional body to the vibrant and bright colors, everything about this canvas reflects the past and present of a diverse and complex country.
The glories and achievements of Brazil are intrinsically attached to the land. We were…