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The first carré from Rio de Janeiro-born artist Filipe Jardim captures “his” Brazil – a Brazil of the imagination and reality, too, with its distinctive, resolutely modernist architectural landscape. The richly-detailed, vibrant composition superimposes the curves of Brasilia (the new capital, inaugurated in 1960) and the strict, angular forms of the Paulista school, a grouping of architects from the city of Sao Paulo. But Brazil is a jungle nation, too – the mata atlantica is the country’s Atlantic tropical forest. Banana, aloe ver, and alocasia leaves are entwined in this astonishing, seductive portrait.

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