16. Sertanejas (Wilderness), 1896. Antonio Parreiras had studied landscape painting with Grimm. The luxuriance, scale, and variety of Brazil's tropical vegetation had been a favorite subject of the earlier foreign traveler artists who marveled at the vitality of the New World and brought back these images to European audiences. Parreiras painted memorable tropical landscapes for a Brazilian audience more accepting, fifty years after Rugendas, of this romantic approach to the wildemess.
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