Sunday, October 16, 2011

Two pictures from near Santo Amaro da Imperatriz

A view of the mountains from Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, oil on card, 14.4 x 10.8 cm 

A community near Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, oil on card, 13 x 10.9 cm

You can see in Brasil, as if from a late novel by Hamsun, communities establishing themselves from almost nothing- a tiny cluster of houses: these often have a paradiscal quality.

And, as if to confirm Hamsun's pessimism about cities, you can also see how these little communities grow into huge areas of urban squalor. Santa Catarina is free of these huge cities, fortunately.

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