97. Virtue, 1969. Humberto Espíndola from the interior city of Cuiabá is best known for his bovinocultura (cattle culture) paintings of the late Sixties. A reference to the economic basis of Central Brazil, these paintings contain an element of social satire and criticism. Espíndola and his wife, art critic Aline Figueiredo, were active in promoting the work of younger artists and contributing to the cultural life of Matto Grosso in the Seventies. These art centers exhibited contemporary works by regional artists in which content emerged from their experiences living and working in these locales.
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