27. Duas amigas (Two Friends), 1913. The earliest exhihit in Brazil of radically modern painting was that of the Lithuanian-born Lasar Segall, who had studied art in Germany and painted in an Expressionist style. While the paintings shown in Brazil on his first trip there in 1913 did not stimulate much critical reaction, they were noticed by the young group of São Paulo artists and intellectuals who were struggling to elaborate a modrn Brazilian art. Segall immigrated to Brazil in 1924 and became a leading figure in Brazilian Modernist art.
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