43. A cidade (The City), 1956. Volpi's use of flat, simplified, abstract forms to evoke traditional Brazilian architecture. References to tile roofs and the typical colors-white walls with colonial blue at the base-maintain the local identity of this work. There is a warm, colorful, primitivist quality to Volpi's paintings, with their Brazilian subjects and colors, that lends them broad appeal.
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Brazil: Modern Brazilian Painting