39. Antropofagia (Cannibalism), 1929. Another important painting by Tarsila during this period. Like Abaporu, the depersonalized nudes are set in a vast, empty space typical of Surrealist works. Tarsila uses the Brazilian colors-green and yellow-in both paintings. The references to the machine and the modern city that appeared in her Pau-Brasil paintings have been replaced by others to a mythical past where pre-civilized man was closer to Nature, embracing even its barbarous aspects.
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