58. Procissão: Folia do Divino (Procession: Holy Day Celebration), 1960. Popular or "primitivist" art was one manifestation of the figurative trend ofthe 1940s. Several Brazilian "primitivist" painters became well-known in the 1940s, induding Djanira da Motta e Silva who painted traditional and folkloric scenes in vivid colors using pleasingly balanced compositional structures. Among their subjects were rural scenes and the distinctively Brazilian ones of samba and candomblé ceremonies. These were extremely popular with both Brazilian and foreign collectors.
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